ISLAMABAD: In Turkey, six abducted Pakistani nationals have been rescued in Istanbul.
According to Foreign Office Spokesman, the Turkish police authorities in this regard have confirmed to the Consulate General of Pakistan in Istanbul.
The abducted Pakistanis who have been rescued include Fazal Amin, Adil Ahmad Muhammad Zeeshan, Abid, Usman Ali and Ashbar Ahmad.
According to details, these six Pakistanis were on their way to Greece to find any source of livelihood for them and their families but were abducted by human smugglers. The culprits brutally tortured these hostages and filmed it to send to their families to demand ransom.
The video, which detailed the savagery of these barbaric abductors, was widely shared across social media, prompting immense anger and calls for rescue.
However, the Turkish police conducted a raid in Usman Pasha area of Istanbul on Wednesday and freed six hostages, Turkish police sources said. Four abductors have also been taken into custody. They further said that these Pakistanis were held hostage by an Afghan-Turk gang.
The Turkish authorities are now completing the legal formalities to deal with the case. The Consulate officials are in contact with the police authorities and have sought access to the rescued Pakistanis, the statement said.
We express our gratitude to the Turkish Government and the relevant authorities for their timely action and cooperation in the matter, the FO spokesman said. NNI