Senior political administration official says Chattan's son was left in a graveyard where he was found by locals
PESHAWAR: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) central executive committee member and former MNA Akhunzada Chattan’s nine-year-old son who was kidnapped a day earlier was recovered from Bajaur Agency.
A political administration official confirmed the recovery of Shah Husain, who was kidnapped by unidentified men on Monday. The official said the kidnappers had left the boy at a graveyard where he was found by locals.
“The former MNA’s son was left in the Dosai graveyard of Khar,” a senior political administration official told The Express Tribune, adding the boy was unscathed and was taken to his home by the locals who found him stranded there.
“We had recovered the vehicle that was used to kidnap the boy,” the official added, claiming that a few people were detained and questioned as well.
Earlier, officials of the political administration said that they had taken into custody a non-customs paid car which has been allegedly used in the kidnapping of Chattan’s son. The vehicle was seized from the Utmankhel Narai area and they also arrested the owner of the car.
Chattan has been receiving threats from militants and his vehicle had come under attack in May in Manogi Salarzai, Bajaur Agency.
The former MNA’s son had been abducted a day earlier by unidentified men when he was leaving his home for school in Bajuar Agency. Shah Husain was going to the Governor Model School, Khar, with his brother Hasan Ali when kidnappers hauled him away in a car from in front of their home, a family member had said.
Former president Asif Ali Zardari had expressed grave concern over the kidnapping and called for early and safe recovery of the boy. Condemning the incident, Zardari said he was gravely concerned about the safety of the boy and demanded Bajaur Agency administration to recover him and bring the culprits to book.