No breakthrough in Taseer's abduction case

IG Punjab briefs Governor Punjab Khosa about steps taken to recover Shahbaz Taseer.

Express August 27, 2011

KARACHI: No breakthrough has been achieved in the search for Shahbaz Taseer, while eight teams have been formed to conduct raid for recovering the late governor Salmaan Taseer’s son, Express 24/7 reported Saturday.

The Inspector General (IG) of Punjab police briefed Governor Punjab Latif Khosa about the steps being taken to recover Shahbaz Taseer.

(Read: Brazen and in broad daylight: Salmaan Taseer’s son abducted from Lahore)

Meanwhile, Senior Superintendent of police (SSP) Investigation Abdul Razzaq Cheema told the media that the eight teams have been formed for investigations and will conduct raids in different parts of the city.

On the other hand, fingerprints of the kidnappers have also been sent to the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) crisis management cell for verification.

Earlier on Friday, unidentified men on bikes and an SUV intercepted Shahbaz Taseer’s car and abducted him at gunpoint from the Gulberg area of Lahore.

Three men dragged Taseer out of his car and took him away. His family was informed when a company employee saw his abandoned car.

PPP to launch move against Punjab govt

Pakistan People's Party Punjab President Imtiaz Safdar Warraich has said that his party will initiate a protest movement against the Punjab government from Monday.

He said that while addressing a press conference at PPP Punjab office.

Warraich said that the protest rallies would be organized at a district level to thrust the investigation and recovery of Shahbaz Taseer.

He condemned the incident and said that it has disturbed all the citizens of the province.

“The poor situation of crime and law and order situation in Punjab is now clear to all”, he added.

Warraich said that the Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif should improve the law and order situation in “his province” first and then talk about other provinces.