Turkish police have recovered abducted Pakistanis: officials

15894367_1243677349046966_6230182774304108854_nThe official spokesperson at the Turkish Embassy in Pakistan claimed Wednesday that Turkish police had recovered several Pakistani nationals abducted in Turkey.

The arrests were made on information provided by Pakistani officials investigating the matter. Earlier, the Gujranwala police had also claimed it had arrested suspects thought to be involved in the abduction.

The spokesperson said officials stationed at the Pakistani embassy in Turkey will confirm the identities of the abductees after visiting the police station.

Earlier on Monday, media reports revealed that several Pakistani nationals had allegedly been kidnapped for ransom by suspected Kurd miscreants near Turkey’s border.

The victims, hailing from Gujranwala and Wazirabad, were travelling to Europe when they were intercepted and abducted by suspected Kurd miscreants.

Following the recovery of the abductees, Turkish police confirmed their retrieval to the Consulate General of Pakistan.

Six Pakistanis — Fazal Amin, Adil Ahmad, Muhammad Zeeshan, Abid, Usman ali and Ashbar Ahmad — have been recovered, according to a statement issued by Pakistan’s Foreign Office.

“Pakistani officials are in contact with the Turkish authorities and have sought access to the rescued citizens,” the statement added. -DN

THE PASHTUN TIMES

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