2 kidnapped FWO contractors recovered
TANK: The administration of Frontier Region (FR) Tank recovered two kidnapped contractors of the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) kidnapped from Jandola-Waziristan Road camp on December 29 last, official sources said on Friday.
The sources said unidentified gunmen had kidnapped Khaliqdad Kakar and Nazeer Ahmad from their camp in the limits of Gomal Bazaar Police Station. The kidnappers who demanded Rs8 million as ransom had shifted the captives to an unknown place in North Waziristan, the sources added.
In order to pressure the kidnappers, the administration suspended perks and privileges of the Bhittani tribe under the Territorial Responsibility Section of the Frontier Crimes Regulation. The elders convened repeated jirgas to get the kidnapped persons recovered as the civil as well as military authorities were pressing them hard.
The administration had made it clear to the tribesmen to shoulder their responsibility and secure safe and unconditional release of the kidnapped persons. The district coordination officer and political administrator of the FR Tank were not available for comments.