ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: PML-N MPA Rana Tajammul Hussain was kidnapped on Saturday by unidentified armed men while travelling through motorway near Pindi Bhattian.
Tajammul’s brother Rana Wakeel Hassan told police that the MPA along with his wife had gone to attend the funeral of a close relative and was on his way back to Islamabad when unidentified kidnappers intercepted his vehicle near Sial roundabout at Pindi Bhattian interchange of the motorway. “The kidnappers followed him in a car and took him away leaving his wife behind at Rawalpindi and asked her to arrange Rs 50 million in three days,” he said.
Senior police official Ahmed Ishaq Jehangir confirmed the kidnapping and said that police had begun an investigation.
A family source quoted the wife of the kidnapped MP as saying that when kidnappers followed them her husband sped away, but the abductors rammed their car to stop them.
She said that the armed men, who spoke the Pashto language, had blindfolded the pair, before dropping her near Rawalpindi.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif have taken took notice of the incident and have directed police to recover the MPA at the earliest. The MP represents Nankana Sahib district in Punjab Assembly.
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