Lahore: Kidnapped youth released after one-and-a-half month
LAHORE: A 21-year-old youth, Imran Aslam Gill, who had allegedly been kidnapped by agencies at least one-and-a-half months ago, has been released after strong protests were staged and several news reports were published in this regard in different newspapers.
Talking to Daily Times, his mother, Adrees Bibi, said, “Imran was abducted by up some secret agencies in June due to a misunderstanding regarding a mysterious phone call on his cellphone.”
Adrees said that the boy was quite well and his physical and mental health was in good condition, however, she had noticed him suffering from increased forgetfulness and impaired memory.
She added that even Imran did not know any details about the abductors or the place where he was taken to, and avoided talk on the subject, however, he kept repeating about a misunderstanding arising due to a phone call.
Imran is my only son and sole earner in the family, Adrees said worryingly while condemning the whole incident. Meanwhile, she thanked the media, especially Daily Times, for their cooperation that eventually led to her son’s release.
Adrees also said that the abductors had kept all the four mobile phones of her family members, which were taken by them when they were forcefully dragging Imran from his sister’s residence in Defence.
Earlier on Thursday, the family had staged a protest outside the Lahore Press Club, alleging that some officials of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) had kidnapped Imran from their residence on June 25. Meanwhile, Daily Times had published an investigative report on the issue last Friday.