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Pakistan ruling party MP kidnapped: police

Published on May 31, 2014 10:02 PM
 

LAHORE (AFP) - A provincial lawmaker from Pakistan's ruling party has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom, police said Saturday.

Rana Jameel Hassan of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-N party was kidnapped on a motorway near the eastern town of Sargodha early Saturday as he returned from a funeral with his wife, police and relatives said.

"The kidnappers followed him in a car and took him away leaving his wife behind at Rawalpindi and asked her to arrange about 300,000 dollars (ransom money) in three days," the lawmaker's brother Rana Wakeel Hassan told AFP.

Senior police official Ahmed Ishaq Jehangir confirmed the kidnapping and said that police had begun an investigation.

 
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