PPP leader Akhundzada Chattan's minor son kidnapped
The 10-year-old son of PPP Central Executive Committee member Syed Akhunzada Chattan was kidnapped early Monday morning by unidentified persons as he was leaving for school in Bajaur tribal region.
The former MNA from Bajaur Agency told DawnNews that his youngest son, Shah Hussain, had stepped out of the house to go to school when some unidentified people whisked him away in a vehicle. Akhundzada said he had been receiving threats from the proscribed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militant group. He mentioned that he often received threats and was also attacked recently.
"My children do have security," he said, "But he got out of the house before his brothers ... Our house is on the main road ... The guards fired at the kidnappers but they were out of range," the Pakistan Peoples Party leader said. Akhundzada Chattan said there had been no contact with the kidnappers as yet.
The former MNA was the purported target of a roadside bomb blast in the Mandal area near Khar earlier this year. Chattan has a security detail of around 17 levies personnel who have been with him for several years, police officials had said.
Akhuzada told that his war ready on deer step for school that some armed persons abducted him. He said the security guard also opened fire but they went way. Akhunzad told continuously he received threats from banned TTP.
Former president and PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has expressed grave concern over the kidnapping of the son of former MNA and PPP Fata presi- dent Akhunzada Chattan this morning and called for the quick and secure recovery of the boy. Condemning the incident, Zardari said he was gravely concerned about the safety of the boy and demanded the Bajaur Agency administration to recover him and bring the culprits to book.
Earlier in 2013, Ali Haider Gilani, a son of former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and a candidate for the Punjab Assembly, was kidnapped by gunmen. His two associates were also killed in the process.
In 2011, Shahbaz Taseer, son of slain governor Punjab Salman Taseer, was kidnapped from Lahore. in the morning near his company's head office. Taseer was driving towards the offices of the First Capital Group off M.M. Alam Road in Gulberg when he was intercepted by the kidnappers.