Peshawar: Militants release 16 Christians
PESHAWAR: Unidentified militants released 16 Christians on Sunday after they had abducted them in Khyber Agency the night before. The hostages were handed over to the political authorities in Khyber Agency and later brought to Political Agent (PA) Tariq Hayat Khan’s office on Bara Road from where they were taken to the Banarasabad locality of Academy Town.
The militants, however, have yet to release a Muslim local named as Haji Siraj, who had rented the building to the Christians and was kidnapped along with them on Saturday night. NWFP Assembly minority parliamentarian Prince Javed told Daily Times that when the abducted were engaged in worship at around 7pm, unidentified armed people entered the compound and took them away to an undisclosed location. Meanwhile, PM Gilani assured the NA that thorough investigations would be conducted.