DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Abducted veterinarian Dr Syed Ghazanfar Hussain Shah reached home here, his family confirmed here on Monday.

The family members said that the veterinary doctor, who was posted to the department of artificial animal breeding, Ratta Kulachi, was set free by his abductors, who had on Sunday demanded Rs80 million ransom for his release.

The family said that they didn’t pay the ransom amount, and that abducted vet was released by the miscreants themselves.

Similarly, a statement issued by the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan said that they had abducted the vet from Dera Ismail Khan on the suspicion that he as spying for the government.

“Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan decided to release him (Dr Syed Ghazanfar) after he was found innocent in the investigation by the TTP,” the statement said.

The TTP statement claimed that it was a complete lie that they had abducted him for ransom.

Published in Dawn, June 25th, 2024

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