KARACHI: Shahbaz Taseer, son of slain Pakistani governor Salmaan Taseer, was kidnapped in the eastern city of Lahore on Friday.
Unidentified men in a black SUV intercepted Taseer’s car and abducted him. The late governor was killed by his bodyguard for his opposition to a controversial blasphemy law this year. His family has said they have been recieving threats from extremist groups.
Local Twitterati expressed anger over Shahbaz's abduction and tweeted their prayers and support for the Taseer family.
What has Pakistan become? What state of lawlessness is this? What utter anarchy? What madness? What fresh hell? How much more can people take?
I don’t live in Pakistan but my heart bleeds four my country. I worry for my family, my friends. I worry for all of you who I have never even met!
At 22 this poor girl (Shehrbano Taseer) has become de facto head of the Taseer family. To go though dad's death, now brother’s kidnapping.
Stay strong, as you have always been. Prayers and wishes with you Maheen Taseer, Shehrbano Taseer, Aamna Taseer, Sanam Taseer and Sara Taseer
Please don't do this with Taseers. They deserve salutes for still choosing to stay in Pakistan after all that. Let Shahbaz come back safely.
Really no point in speculating over the who’s and why’s right now. Just makes you look like an idiot and hurts friends and family.
It's harrowing, particularly for the family that's already endured so much. Please can we avoid speculation about the captors' motives?
Rezaul Hasan Laskar
What on earth is Lahore police up to? First Warren Weinstein and now Shahbaz Taseer kidnapped in Lahore.
Ali Dayan Hasan
The Taseer kidnapping underscores the failing writ of state and its inability to provide security even to those known to be at high risk
They killed SalmaanTaseer in the name of Islam. Is his son's kidnapping also in the sweet name of Islam? Shariat iss bare mai kia kehti hai?
Wishing strength for Maheen Taseer, Shehrbano Taseer, Aamna Taseer, Tammy Haq. Hang in there. Praying for Shahbaz Taseer.
Never say we've a hit a new low in Pakistan. Your words will come back to haunt you.
Utter madness. Praying for the Taseer family.
Just when you thought it couldn't get worse ...
It might be an attempt to free Mumtaz Qadri.
Our thoughts and prayers with you all Aamna Taseer, Maheen Taseer, Shehrbano Taseer, Sanam Taseer, Sara Taseer and Tammy Haq
DrAwab Awab Alvi
It’s scary. Shahbaz Taseer being kidnapped when already Pakistan cannot recover the kidnapped American despite full US pressure.
Oh God. Awful.
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