Six officials of Balochistan Development Authority (BDA), who were earlier kidnapped from Killa Saifullah district of Balochistan were recovered from Afghanistan’s Paktika province on Thursday.
Family members of the kidnapped individuals confirmed that tribesmen in Paktika province played a vital role in the safe recovery of the individuals.
The kidnapped officials were recovered from the Sharan area of Paktika province, and were brought to the residence of a local tribal elder, Azam Khan.
Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch had taken notice of the incident and the provincial government contacted the Afghan authorities to ensure safe recovery of the kidnapped officials.
Security forces had also launched search operations following the kidnapping, but were unable to apprehend the kidnappers as they had crossed the international border into Afghanistan.
Militant commander surrenders:
Meanwhile, a militant commander along with six other militants, surrendered to security forces in Sibi on Thursday.
The militant commander belonged to the banned Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), and surrendered to the authorities during an event.
The militants handed over their weapons to the authorities and announced to adopt peaceful lives.