QUETTA: Professor Dr Liaquat Sani of the Balochistan University, who was kidnapped from the Chuto area of Mastung two days ago, returned home safely on Monday.
“Dr Sani reached home safe and sound,” his family members confirmed to the media.
However, no official statement was issued by the authorities concerned about how the professor was released by his kidnappers.
Sources said that the tribal elders of Mastung district played a role in his release. They said that the elders and tribal personalities of the area approached the abductors and after negotiation they succeeded in getting the professor released.
Dr Liaquat Sani, along with two other teachers of the Balochistan University, was kidnapped while they were travelling in their car towards Khuzdar for inspection of an examination centre. The armed men kidnapped them from the Chuto area of Mastung at gunpoint.
Later the kidnappers released two professors in an abandoned area and took Dr Sani with them.
Dr Sani did not talk to the media about his kidnapping.
Published in Dawn, December 1st, 2020