A screen grab taken from a video released by the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan shows TTP militants. – Video grab/Dawn.com
A screen grab taken from a video released by the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan shows TTP militants. – Video grab/Dawn.com

PESHAWAR: The Taliban have released a video, which shows the eight men, who were kidnapped in the South Waziristan tribal area last month, pleading to authorities for their safe release.

The video, released on Tuesday, shows the eight employees of the Gomal Zam Dam project who were kidnapped on August 15.

“We appeal to the Government of Pakistan and Wapda to fulfill the demands of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan and arrange for our safe release as soon as possible,” one of the men was shown as saying.

The video also shows the men pleading for the militants’ demands to be met at the earliest, saying that one of their co-workers had been killed by the militants.

The workers were travelling towards Tank from the dam site in South Waziristan when their pick-up vehicle was intercepted by the militants, who abducted the men. The incident took place at Murtaza Goth near Gradawi, which lies 30 kilometres west of Tank.

The workers include an engineer, a sub-engineer, two drivers, a cook, two security personnel and a labourer, according to reports.


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