Prominent doctor abducted from Peshawar


Unidentified persons kidnapped prominent physician Dr Amjad Taqweem on Tuesday night after he came out of a mosque at Hayatabad Township.

Dr Amjad is a specialist rheumatologist and is presently heading the Medical-C unit of Lady Reading Hospital, one of the largest public sector hospitals of the province.

An official of Tatara police station said that Dr Amjad resided in Section E-4 of Phase 7, Hayatabad Township. He said that as far as information received by them, the doctor had gone to offer prayers at a mosque near his residence. When he came out of the mosque, some unidentified persons boarding a white Toyota car forcibly took him away, he added.

The incidents of kidnapping for ransom are on the rise in the provincial capital. During the last couple of weeks, two doctors — Kamran Amir Khan and Mujahid Bangash — were kidnapped from Hayatabad Township in Oct and Sept respectively.

Similarly, kidnappers tried to abduct prominent paediatrician Dr Abdul Hamid few days ago near his clinic at Dabgari area. However, despite receiving injuries Dr Hamid resisted his abduction and the kidnappers fled away.