A sitting Balochistan Assembly member was kidnapped from Kuchlack early on Tuesday, Radio Pakistan reported.
MPA Sultan Tareen, of the Awami National Party (ANP), was travelling to Harnai from the provincial capital when he was abducted.
Later in the day, the abduction was confirmed by ANP's senator Haji Adeel. He told media gathered outside the Parliament in Islamabad that the kidnappers had demanded Rs500 million as ransom.
According to Adeel “four cars stopped his [Sultan Tareen] car. It seemed that the cars belonged to agencies and people [gunmen] who came out were wearing uniforms."
"They boarded Tareen's car and they all kept driving him around Quetta until morning.”
Adeel said that at dawn, the armed men offloaded Tareen's driver and car. “The driver and the car were abandoned at dawn with a message that they wanted Rs500 million ransom.”