Rawalpindi (Staff Report): Three Pakistanis have been kidnapped for ransom in Istanbul , Turkey.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has directed the Federal Investigation Agency to get in touch with the families.

Zeeshan, Mudassir and Farid were kidnapped from Istanbul on March 6, they are residents of Rawat area of Rawalpindi

According to reports, the kidnappers have demanded $60,000 ransom from the families of the abductees, an amount they claim they don’t have the resources to pay ransom.

A family member reported, the kidnappers were using social media to demand ransom, he said, “They keep them tied. They have only eaten once in three days. They beat them”.

The men had gone Turkey in search of employment. Their families had taken loan from friends to get them to Turkey.