DERA GHAZI KHAN - Gunmen kidnapped four persons belonging to Qaisrani tribe near Rakhni, bordering town of Balochistan, on Sunday morning while they were on their way to Quetta.

The incident took place on the inter-provincial Dera-Quetta Highway some 100 km east of DG Khan. Reportedly, the kidnappers took abductees to the mountains while the family members also moved for Rakhni to lodge a case. According to details, four persons including Yasir Dilshadani Qaisrani, Shakoor Qaisrani, Abdul Ghafoor Qaisrani and his son left Kot Qaisrani in the wee hours of Sunday for Quetta on their car. As they crossed Rakhni, attackers armed with weapons intercepted them and took them away. It merits mentioning here that Abdul Ghafoor Qaisrani is serving as the branch manager of a commercial bank at Quetta and was going back after spending holidays at his native town. Kidnapping for ransom incidents in the this belt are common. Ch Yaseen, a trader of Dera Ghazi Khan’s vegetable market, kidnapped six months ago in the same area, was released by kidnappers after receiving a ransom amount of Rs 10m.

Similarly, three students of Bahauddin Zakria University were also kidnapped when they were called for a fake interview for the job nine months ago and later were released when their families paid heavy ransom.