Punjab police forms high level committee to recover abducted aid workers

Punjab IG forms committee to recover two foreign aid workers abducted from Multan.


Karamat Bhatti January 21, 2012

LAHORE: The Punjab Police on Saturday formed a high level committee to safely recover two foreign aid workers who had been abducted from their residential complex in Western Fort colony, Multan on Thursday.

The committee formed on the directions of Inspector General of Punjab Police, Javed Iqbal, will be headed by SSP Operations Multan Azhar Ikram and includes SP Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Karamatullah Malik, SP Investigation Liaqat Cheema, SP Cantt Shahzad Asif and SP Special Branch Qayyum Qaiserani.

Earlier, IG Punjab along with the Punjab Home Secretary Shahid Khan, Additional IG CTD Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera, RPO Multan Mubarak Ali Athar, CPO Multan Mohammad Amir Zulfiqar Khan, DPO Muzzafargarh Munir Ahmad Zia Rao, Commissioner Multan, Khurram Ali Agha, DCO Multan Zahid Akhtar Zaman and investigation experts visited the crime scene.

Later, the IGP presided over a high level meeting at the office of RPO Multan where a strategy for the immediate recovery of the abducted aid workers was discussed. Members of the Investigation team including CPO Multan, Commissioner Multan and all Senior Police Officers of the region attended the meeting.

Two aid workers, one a German national, the other an Italian citizen were abducted, apparently by the Taliban, from their compound in a secure housing colony of Multan on Thursday as they returned from a trip to Kot Addu. They were working for a German NGO which worked with flood victims.

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