Abducted son of Sindh High Court judge rescued by Pak army


ISLAMABAD: The son of Pakistani high court chief justice was kidnapped from a busy Karachi street in June. On Tuesday, during the rescue operation he was found by the army near the tribal area.

The name of the son have been identified as ‘Awais Ali Shah’.

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‘The victim was recovered by the military officials from the custody of terrorists during the intelligence-based operation near Tank in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province’, Gen Asim Bajwa, the head of the military’s media arm said.

‘Three terrorists were killed during the operation’, Bajwa said.

After he was released by the terrorists, Awais Ali Shah, met with his family in Karachi at 9.30 am.

“I got a call from Gen Raheel Sharif at 3 am informing me my son has been rescued,” chief justice Sajjad Ali Shah told the media.

"Gen Raheel told me he was personally monitoring the case and informed me of my son’s safe recovery.” Chief justice said.

The chief justice said the, “Pakistan Army is the only one to credit for the recovery of my son.”  

When asked by the Chief Justice whether he knew who was responsible for the kidnapping, he said, “All I know is that my son is back.”

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Army officials said ,“The driver of the vehicle in which Awais was being transported was shot and died instantly. After the car came to a halt, two assailants emerged from the back and tried to intervene. Troops approached the car and questioned the person inside, who was wearing a burqa and said he was Awais Ali Shah.”