Pakistani agents rescue abducted son of slain governor

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Posted: Mar 08, 2016 9:43 AM

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say security agents have rescued the son of a slain governor, abducted five years ago.

Baluchistan government spokesman Anwarul Haq Kakar said Tuesday that a joint operation in the Kuchlak area near Quetta, the capital of southwestern Baluchistan province, uncovered Shahbaz Taseer in a room.

Spokesman Wasay Khan of the paramilitary Frontier Corps says Taseer is safe and will be taken to the city of Lahore to be reunited with his family.

Taseer, who is now 33 years old, was abducted eight month after his father, Gov. Salman Taseer was assassinated in Islamabad by his guard, Mumtaz Qadri, over accusations of blasphemy.

Qadri was convicted of the killing and hanged last week in a prison in the garrison city of Rawalpindi.