Shahbaz Taseer slams media claiming his captor was killed


Staff Reporter

Lahore—Shahbaz Taseer, son of slain Punjab governor Salman Taseer, has rebutted media reports claiming his captor was killed in an encounter with law enforcement personnel. Media reports claimed Shahbaz Taseer’s alleged kidnapper and five other suspected militants were killed in an ‘encounter’ with a team of the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) near Sheikhupura late on Saturday night. Taseer took to Twitter to respond to the media reports: “Very careless of Pakistani media channels to put my life in danger to break a story that is not true. None of my kidnappers have been killed As a matter of fact I don’t know who they killed but my kidnappers had no link to TTP and no other organization except the IMU was involved, Shahbaz Taseer said in a message on Twittter on Monday. And even if they do facilitate them let me be clear in saying none of my kidnappers have been killed, he added.