A Pakistani engineer, who was working in South Sudan, has been kidnapped by the rebels from the country’s capital city of Juba, the family has claimed.
A resident of Sindh’s Badin district, Ayaz Hussain Jamali was an employee of DAR Petroleum Operating Company.
According to reports, the Pakistani engineer’s younger brother Babar Jamali—who also works for the same oil company—informed the family in Badin that Ayaz was kidnapped over a week ago.
The family claims it has made fervent appeals to Pakistan foreign ministry to take up the issue with the Pakistan Ambassador in South Sudan and expedite efforts for Ayaz’s early recovery.
The Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also been contacted for a comment in this regard; however, they are yet to comment on the issue.
South Sudan has been marred by ethnic tension and civil war since 2013.