Pakistan: Shahbaz Taseer, abducted son of slain governor, rescued from Balochistan after five yearshttps://indianexpress.com/article/world/world-news/pakistan-shahbaz-taseer-rescued-from-balochistan-after-five-years/

Pakistan: Shahbaz Taseer, abducted son of slain governor, rescued from Balochistan after five years

Pakistani officials on Tuesday said that security agents have rescued Shahbaz Taseer, the son of a slain governor, abducted five years ago.

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Shahbaz Taseer (Pakistan Today photo)

Pakistani officials on Tuesday said that security agents have rescued Shahbaz Taseer, the son of a slain governor, abducted five years ago.

Baluchistan government spokesman Anwarul Haq Kakar said that a joint operation in the Kuchlak area near Quetta, the capital of southwestern Balochistan province, uncovered Shahbaz Taseer in a room.

Spokesman Wasay Khan of the paramilitary Frontier Corps says Taseer is safe and will be taken to the city of Lahore to be reunited with his family.

Taseer, who is now 33 years old, was abducted eight month after his father, Gov. Salman Taseer was assassinated in Islamabad by his guard, Mumtaz Qadri, over accusations of blasphemy.

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Qadri was convicted of the killing and hanged last week in a prison in the garrison city of Rawalpindi.