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Wife of former provincial minister abducted in Pak

world Updated: Mar 09, 2011 13:36 IST

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Unidentified armed men have abducted the wife of a former Pakistani provincial minister from the minority Parsi community who himself is missing for over a decade. Nilofar Abadan, the wife of former provincial minister Faridoon Abadan, was abducted by armed men in Quivery Road area of Quetta in northwest Pakistan yesterday.

Her husband was kidnapped over 10 years ago and remains missing till date. Nilofar, a businesswoman, was going to Quivery Road to visit Quetta Distillery, owned by her husband, when the armed men took her away. DIG (Operations) Hamid Shakeel said the armed men intercepted Nilofar's car near Gurdat Singh Chowk and kidnapped her.

Her car was found abandoned at Al Gilani Road. Shakeel said it was the first instance of the abduction of a businesswoman in Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province. Police have launched a search operation to trace her. A police official said over 20 suspects were detained during the search operation and raids in different parts of Quetta.

Teams of law enforcement agencies were sent to the interior area of Balochistan to trace Nilofar. Nilofar had been looking after her missing husband's business since his kidnapping.