A close relative of a former advisor to the chief minister of Sindh was whisked away by unidentified men in SUVs early Wednesday morning and his whereabouts still remain unknown.
Nawab Ali Leghari, an affluent landlord, was reported to have been kidnapped from the jurisdiction of the Lohi Bher police station in the federal capital.
The unknown persons visited his residence in three vehicles, pretending to be government officials who wanted to ‘check’ his ID card. The kidnappers told guards at his residence to wake him up for validating his identity documents.
Despite the installation of Safe City cameras in the vicinity, police is still clueless about Leghari’s whereabouts till the filing of this report.
Nawab’s cousin, Ramzan Leghari who is a former advisor to the Sindh government, registered a police case.
He said he and his cousin lived in the Sawan Garden area where the kidnapping took place.
He stated that unidentified persons, claiming to be on official business, had visited their residence and asked the security guards to call Nawab out for verifying the identity papers of ‘the whole family’.
“Nawab was asleep at that time. He was woken up. He came out with his ID card and the visitors took him away.”
According to him, he and his other family members had desperately tried to locate him without any success.
Station House Officer (SHO) of the police station Inspector Asjad told Express that a case had been registered against unidentified kidnappers, but there was no progress yet.
(TRANSLATION BY ARSHAD SHAHEEN)