Zardari expresses concern over kidnapping and calls for early and safe recovery of the boy
KHAR: Pakistan People Party (PPP) central executive committee member and the party’s FATA coordinator Akhunzada Chitan’s nine-year-old son was kidnapped early Monday morning by unidentified persons from outside his home.
Political administration official and Chitan family source confirmed the kidnapping. According to them, the nine-year-old was going to school with his brother, Hasan Ali, when kidnappers came in a car and took him away.
Political administration officials have cordoned off all exit and entry points of the agency and are searching for Chitan’s son.
Former president Asif Zardari has 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.
Chitan, PPP MNA from 2008 to 2013 was also a rights activist for FATA rights and outspoken against non-state actors in media.
Earlier in May, Akhunzada Chitan’s convoy came under attack in Manogi Salarzai, Bajaur agency. A former MNA from the agency, Chitan was returning from a party function to the agency headquarter in Khar on Saturday when he suffered the attack.
Bajaur agency political administration confirmed the attack and said that Chitan’s brother, Bakhtzada’s car, was damaged in the blast. After the attack, the political administration launched a search operation and rounded up 23 suspects under FCR.