QUETTA: Four employees, including two mining engineers of a local coal company, remained untraced on Wednesday even four days after they were kidnapped by unknown armed men from the outskirts of Quetta.

Armed men kidnapped them on gunpoint when they were in the office of the company in Spine-Karez area, close to the Sorrang coal field, on Monday evening.

They were identified as mining engineer Sher Bahadur from Chakwal, mining engineer Mehran Khan of Swabi, storekeeper Sultan from Muzaffarabad and Waqas Khan, a resident of Chakwal. No group has claimed the kidnapping so far.

Police has registered a case of kidnapping against the unknown kidnappers.

“The motive behind the kidnapping is not known,” a police official said.

Published in Dawn, June 16th, 2022

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