Saturday, April 6, 2013

Former Balochistan Advocate General kidnapped from Quetta

Balochistan lawyers protestQUETTA: Supreme Court lawyer and former advocate general Mir Salahuddin Mengal was kidnapped outside his residence on Wednesday, police said.  According to Dawn News, Mengal was on his way home from the Balochistan High Court when armed men stopped his vehicle at Sariab Road. According to police, the kidnappers initially fired shots in the air to disperse the people. Then they picked up Mengal in a car. Mengal’s car was abandoned on Sariab road.  Soon after the incident, angry protesters blocked Sariab road to protest against the incident, chanting slogans against the administration. However, the road was opened after successful negotiations between police and protesters.    Salahuddin Mengal has served as AG of Balochistan during Nawab Aslam Raisani’s and late Jam Yousuf’s governments.   This incident has come more than one month after the kidnapping of Prosecutor General Balochistan Wasey Tareen Advocate. Tareen was kidnapped by unknown militants near Zhob area of Balochistan.   
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