Police: Son of slain Pakistani governor kidnapped
Thursday, August 25, 2011
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) -- A senior police officer says gunmen have kidnapped the son of a Pakistani governor who was killed by an Islamist extremist earlier this year.
Officer Abdur Razzaq Cheema told The Associated Press that the governor's son, Shahbaz Taseer, was taken from his car on Friday by armed men in the eastern city of Lahore.
The abducted man's brother, Shaheryar Taseer, confirmed the kidnapping.
In January, an Islamist militant killed Punjab governor Salman Taseer. The killer confessed after the arrest, saying he murdered Taseer because of his opposition to laws that carry the death penalty for blaspheming Islam.