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Text of report headlined "Salman Taseer's son kidnapped from Lahore" published by Pakistani newspaper The News website on 27 August
Lahore: Shahbaz Taseer, the son of slain Punjab governor, Salman Taseer, was kidnapped by four unidentified people on Friday morning while on his way to his workplace in the Gulberg area of Lahore.
Shahbaz's kidnapping is the second high-profile incident in the provincial capital after the abduction of American citizen Dr Warren Weinstein, who was kidnapped on August 13, 2011 from the same police division.
The kidnappers bundled Shahbaz Taseer into their Prado jeep at gunpoint and fled the scene at around 10:19am. They abandoned Shahbaz Taseer's Mercedes car at Dr Amiruddin Street, close to the office of the assistant commissioner (AC) Gulberg-III.
The Lahore police and other law-enforcement agencies came into action soon after the incident, but are still clueless about the kidnappers and the motive behind the abduction. Some police investigators claim that the incident could be the result of a business rivalry while others say the motive is ransom. A family dispute over property distribution could also be a motive behind the kidnapping, a senior police officer claimed.
Another police officer told The News that the victim left his house in Cavalry Ground in his grey-coloured two-seater Mercedes car (LZT-1) at …