Turkish Police recovers six abducted Pakistanis
Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan. 5 (ANI): Official spokesperson at the Turkish Embassy in Pakistan has said that the Turkish Police has recovered six Pakistani nationals, who were reportedly abducted for ransom by suspected Kurd miscreants near Turkey border.
Arrests have also been made on information provided by the Pakistani officials investigating the matter, reports the Dawn.
Earlier, the Gujranwala police had also claimed it had arrested suspects thought to be involved in the abduction.
The spokesperson said officials stationed at the Pakistani embassy in Turkey will confirm the identities of the abductees after visiting the police station.
According to media reports, the victims, hailing from Gujranwala and Wazirabad, were travelling to Europe, when they were intercepted and abducted by suspected Kurd miscreants.
The armed kidnappers reportedly subjected the captives to inhuman torture and sent the footage of torture to the relatives of the victims and demanded a sum of Rs. two million each.
Following the recovery of the abductees, Turkish police confirmed their retrieval to the Consulate General of Pakistan.
Six Pakistanis – Fazal Amin, Adil Ahmad, Muhammad Zeeshan, Abid, Usman ali and Ashbar Ahmad – have been recovered, according to a statement issued by Pakistan's Foreign Office.
"Pakistani officials are in contact with the Turkish authorities and have sought access to the rescued citizens," the statement added. (ANI)