Turkish kidnappers set free three Pakistani nationals

Turkish kidnappers set free three Pakistani nationals

Islamabad (Staff Report): Turkish kidnappers on Wednesday set free three Pakistani nationals from their captivity.

Turkish media reported that the Pakistani nationals were from Rawalpindi`s area of Rawat. The kidnappers demanded Rs 6 million ransom money to set them free.

Earlier in January, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) was able to trace human smugglers who had abducted four Pakistanis in Turkey. Two of them were arrested from Gujranwala.

According to FIA, the human smugglers identified as Afzal and Sohail, both brothers, are resident of Gujranwala.

Afzal took people to Greece via Turkey and Sohail abducted them in Turkey.

FIA also confirmed that Afzal contacted families for ransom while Sohail would send families videos in which abductees were being tortured.

An FIA team led by Deputy Director Khalid Anees met families of the abductees. The families shared details of the smugglers with FIA.

The kidnappers have demanded ransom of Rs 2 million for each abductee.

The Foreign office confirmed on Monday that four Pakistanis hailing from Gujranwala were abducted by human smugglers in Turkey.