PESHAWAR: The minor son of PPP Central Executive Committee member Syed Akhunzada Chattan, who was abducted a day earlier by unidentified persons, was recovered in Bajaur Agency on Tuesday.
The 11-year-old Hussain Shah, who is currently in the custody of the political administration, was recovered from the Utmankhel area of Bajaur Agency.
According to sources in the political administration, the kidnappers released the MNA’s son in a graveyard near Bajaur’s main town of Khar, from where the boy was recovered in a sound state.
Assistant political agent Khar told media that after Shah was abducted yesterday, security forces conducted a thorough search and strike operation in the area which forced the kidnappers to release the child.
Officials and family members had earlier told media that Shah, along with his younger brother, was waiting for their school bus outside his residence when unidentified masked men whisked him away in a car.
Local residents said Levies personnel, who were assigned the duty to provide security to the former MNA’s family, opened firing on the kidnappers but they managed to escape.