KARACHI - Renowned industrialist Riaz Lalji went missing along with his driver and gunman on his way home from Quaid-i-Azam International Airport where he had arrived from Dubai. The City Police have constituted a special investigation team to locate their whereabouts. Lalji, a close associate of President Asif Zardari and owner of Al-Abbas Group and Al-Abbas Steels, reached the City from Dubai Sunday morning. The initial investigation showed that Lalji along with his driver and gunman went missing on his way home in a car near Super Market. His car was later recovered from Shahra-e-Faisal. Police sources said that Lalji had contacted his family minutes before his disappearance. Later when his family found his cell-phone switched off they informed the police. The family registered an FIR No 284/2010 under Section 365 (kidnapping) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC). The case was registered on the complaint of Laljis employee Major (r) Tahir against unknown kidnappers. City Police Chief Waseem Ahmed also confirmed the incident, saying that the abduction took place after they had left the airport. He claimed to have formed a special investigation team to probe the case. The team is headed by DIG East Khaliq Sheikh while SSP Farooq Awan and Niaz Khosa are the other two members. Wasim Ahmed further said that Laljis car was recovered from near the airport. The missing of a well-known industrialist sent ripples of shock among the ranks and files of the law-enforcing and intelligence agencies. The news put the high ranking officials on their toes who had held several meetings to trace their whereabouts but so far remained clueless. It is pertinent to mention here that the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) have registered cases against Al-Abbas Steels for their alleged involvement in billions of rupees corruption in Pakistan Steel Mill (PSM). The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has also accused Lalji of involvement in the illegal procurement and export/sale of rice. He is also a co-accused in the RECP Reference (lawsuit) filed in the Accountability Court. According to the Coordination Commission of the Pakistan Report, Lalji is also involved in the corruption scam of the PSM. The NAB, FIA and other departments concerned have been looking for Lalji in different corruption charges, sources said, adding that none of the authorities took the responsibility of his arrest so far.