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Kidnapped son of Sindh Chief Justice recovered in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Updated: Jul 19, 2016 11:08 IST

Karachi, July 19 (ANI): Sindh High Court Chief Justice's son Advocate Awais Ali Shah, who was kidnapped earlier in June, has been recovered after intelligence based operation in Tank district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lt. General Asim Bajwa disclosed Shah's recovery on Tuesday through a tweet, adding that three terrorists have also been killed during the operation, reports the Dawn.

"Awais Shah, son of Sind Chief Justice recovered through an IBO from custody of terrorists from near Tank, three terrorists killed," tweeted Bajwa.

According to the ISPR, Awais Ali Shah was safe and sound in the possession of security forces and will be soon transported back to his parents.

Bajwa also said that the Chief of Army Staff commended efforts of the Intelligence and security forces for successful operation.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif congratulated Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah on the recovery of his son and praised the security forces.

"The Prime Minister lauded the role of intelligence agencies and security forces in recovering Mr. Awais Shah and said that the professional and operational excellence of our security forces has made it possible for which they deserve immense appreciation," a statement issued by his office said.

Shah was abducted by armed men on June 20 from Clifton area of Karachi.

A special investigation team had been constituted on the directives of Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah to probe the abduction, while the Rangers had announced a reward of Rs. 2,500,000 for credible information regarding the whereabouts of Shah.

Earlier, the police speculated that Shah could be used as a 'bargaining chip' to ensure release of some captured militants. (ANI)

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