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Kidnapping cases increase - so does capital police trust deficit.

ISLAMABAD, July 26 -- Cases of kidnapping for ransom disappearance of people are increasing in the federal capital. Because of failure of law enforcement agencies, most people prefer paying ransom without informing police.

Daily Times has found that at least 50 persons had been kidnapped for ransom over the last three years.

This year on April 7, 54-year-old Muhammad Toufique, a resident of Shahzad Town, was kidnapped for Rs 60 million ransom. Toufique used to run import export business.

On January 28, 17-year-old Fareeda Kanwal, a resident of Mera Badian located in the limits of Golra Police Station, went out of her house but never came back.

On March 8, Abdul Majeed was kidnapped in the limits of Sihala Police Station.

2009: On December 22, Dr Abdul Razaq, an assistant administrator of Railways Hospital, was kidnapped while going to his house located in G-10/4 in the limits of Shalimar Police Station.

On December 18, two persons tried to kidnap famous Dr Muhammad Imran Apul's son Muhammad Taha Imran Apul, while he was driving a car on Kaghan Road, F-7/3. Both kidnapers entered the car and instructed him to drive on. Imran intelligently hit his car with footpath's boundary wall and started shouting and the kidnapers had to run away.

On July 8, Haji Fawad, a resident of Sector F-6/2, lodged a first information report (FIR) with Kohsar Police Station that someone was threatening him of kidnapping on phone, demanding Rs 4 million.

On July 24, Muhammad Babar Butt's five-year-old son was kidnapped for Rs 7 million ransom.

On June 6, Ministry of Population Director General Shahzad Ahmed's 22-year-old daughter was kidnapped from his house in F-10/1 in the limits of Shalimar Police Station.

On May 22, Chaudhary Manzoor, Patwari of Palwata Syedan and a resident of Al Mustafa Tower, was kidnapped in the limits of Shalimar Police Station. His wife filed an application on same date.

On January 6, journalist Shakeel Ahmad Turabi's Ahsan Sharjil Turabi was kidnapped in front of G-6/3 College located in the limits of Aabpara Police Station.

On September 13, five-year-old Shazad went out to play cricket and was kidnapped. His father Allah Bakhs was working as an employee in Mohabat Khan Hotel located in the limits of Tarnol Police Station.

A former assistant inspector general (AIG)'s niece Maira Rao was kidnapped from a house located in the limits of Shalimar Police Station and was got back after payment of Rs 15 million ransom. After some days, kidnappers were arrested from a house located in Sector I-10/2.

2008: On July 31, newborn baby of Ishaq was kidnapped at 12:45 pm from Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS)'s Mother and Child Care Hospital (MCH). Ishaq was a trader of milk in Sihala.

According to Sources, in most of the cases people dealt with kidnapers without informing police because they did not trust law enforcement agencies.

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Publication:Daily Times (Lahore, Pakistan)
Date:Jul 26, 2010
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