22 illegal immigrants abducted and freed near Pasni


QUETTA: A group of militants abducted around 22 bus passengers in in Pasni tehsil of Gwadar district on Wednesday. However, the kidnappers freed them within an hour following Frontier corps and intelligence agencies exerted pressure on the captors.
The passengers, travelling from Karachi to Gwadar, were trying to enter Iran illegally when they were held hostage and released by unknown armed men, Bashir Bangulzai, Commissioner Makran Division, told media.
He said the passengers ─ who were from various parts of Pakistan ─ were illegal immigrants travelling from Karachi to Gwadar via Pasni.
When security agencies came to know the passengers had been abducted, they launched an operation against the captors, subsequently mounting pressure on them to release the passengers.
Bangulzai confirmed the abductors freed the passengers after looting them.
“An operation has also been launched to apprehend human smugglers,” Bangulzai said.
Militants have kidnapped labourers and passengers in the area in the past. Pasni is considered to be one of the sensitive areas of Balochistan.