LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Monday sought reply for July 12 from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Interior, FIA and Punjab government on a petition seeking action against the culprits who operating from Lahore kidnapped a Pakistani in South Africa for ransom and later killed him. Petitioner Ali Yousaf, nephew of deceased Irfan, had filed the petition submitting that four of the six culprits who kidnapped and killed his 30-year-old uncle were hiding in Lahore or any other part of the country and police had failed to trace them. He said his uncle Irfan, lived in South Africa who was kidnapped on May 12 by a gang of criminals in the said country. He said four accomplices of the kidnappers living somewhere in Lahore demanded Rs 10 lakh ransom money from Irfans family here. In the meanwhile, Irfan was burnt to death by the kidnappers in South Africa and his family got his dead body on June 1 in Pakistan. The petitioner told the court that two accused persons in the gang being of South Africa were arrested there, but those in Lahore are yet roaming freely. Petitioner Yousaf prayed to the court to put the names of the culprits on exit control list so that they might not run away from the country. He also prayed the court to give directions to the security agencies to arrest the criminals who are hiding somewhere in Pakistan. Justice Sheikh Rauf Ahmed after hearing the arguments of the petitioners counsel sought reply from the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Interior Ministry, FIA and Punjab government. Further proceeding will resume on July 12.