Human traffickers kidnapped Pakistani youngsters in Turkey and demanded Rs. 2 million each for their release.
According to details, the four youngsters named Zeeshan, Abid, Ashfaq, and Adeel were seeking employment in Turkey when they were kidnapped by human smugglers.
All four of the abducted persons hail from Gujranwala city in Punjab province. The Pakistani nationals were subjected to severe torture and its video clip was shot as well.
The kidnappers demanded ransom from the parents of the kidnapped persons through the telephone. When the loved ones refused to believe them, they filmed the torture of their children and sent it on their mobile phones. The families have appealed to the federal government to come to their aid and get their loved ones released from captivity.
Pakistan’s Foreign Office (FO) has taken notice of the incident and has started to gather information about the kidnapped youngsters.
According to FO, Turkish officials have ensured their full cooperation with Pakistan in this regard. According to reports, a gang of human traffickers has kidnapped several Pakistani students in Turkey. The gang is reportedly keeping the students in awful condition and torturing them regularly. The gang has also demanded ransom from students’ families.
One of the hapless Pakistani students is a 17-year-old Noman Altaf, who hails from Khanewal. The traffickers allegedly abducted him by promising to send him to Europe.
Eight Pakistani students have reportedly been kidnapped in a similar way. The kidnappers also send the students’ videos to their families to extort money.
While Pakistani authorities in Turkey have advised students to focus on education and stay away from people giving such offers, the families of the abducted students have requested the Pakistani mission in Turkey to facilitate the release of their children.