Pakistani minister kidnapped by militants, released after negotiations


Islamabad: Former Pakistan minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party leader Abaidullah Baig was allegedly kidnapped by terrorists on Friday. The minister was released on Saturday after a negotiation with the terrorists seeking the release of his jailed colleagues.

According to information, two tourists, including a former minister of Pakistan, were abducted from the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan.

Gilgit-Baltistans most wanted militant commander Habibur Rahman, who was accused of killing 10 foreigners in Nanga Parbat, and his accomplices blocked the road at Thak village of Chilas in Diamer around 4 p.m. of Friday, leaving commuters on both sides stranded, a total fountain. dawn

Baig, who was traveling in a government vehicle, was abducted after getting stuck in a traffic jam near Chilas. He was on his way from Islamabad to Gilgit.

The militants were demanding the release of their accomplices, including those involved in the gruesome killing of foreigners in the Nanga Parbat area and other terrorist incidents in Diamer, sources told the press.

Faizullah, a former spokesman for the Gilgit-Baltistan government, said he had spoken to the former minister in the custody of the terrorists and said they were in talks for his release. Meanwhile, a Pakistani news agency said that Baig, who was abducted on the Babusar road in Gilgit-Baltistan, has reached home.

Baig was elected from Hunza in the northern part of Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan on a Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) ticket.

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