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'Kidnapped son-in-law of former Army officer with Al Qaida'

The son-in-law of Pakistan's former Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Chairman Gen Tariq Majid, who was kidnapped from Lahore in August, is with the Al Qaida in Afghanistan, a media report said on Friday.

world Updated: Dec 10, 2010 16:32 IST

The son-in-law of Pakistan's former joint chiefs of staff committee chairman Gen Tariq Majid, who was kidnapped from Lahore in August, is with the Al Qaida in Afghanistan, a media report said on Friday.

Aamir Malik, who was abducted by a group of men from outside his home in Lahore, was kidnapped by the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, The News daily quoted its sources as saying.

Malik was then handed over to Al Qaida in Afghanistan by the LeJ, the report said.

Negotiations are being conducted with the abductors for Malik's release, the report said.

The kidnappers have demanded Rs 10 crore as ransom and the release of 30 arrested terrorists, it added.

The report quoted an unnamed government official as saying that the LeJ had "sold" Malik to Al Qaida and talks were being held through tribal elders for his release.

Gen Tariq Majid was Pakistan's second highest ranking military official and retired in October. No group has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.