Asif Zardari missing aides: Startling revelations surface

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Asif Zardari missing aides: Startling revelations surface

KARACHI  : 

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has made startling revelations about the missing aides of the ex President Asif Ali Zardari.

Three of the close aides of ex President Asif Zardari had gone missing few weeks ago and initially People's Party had hinted that they might have been picked up by either intelligence Agencies or the Rangers.

However the mystery surrounding the disappearance of three aides of former president Asif Ali Zardari deepened on Thursday when Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah indicated that one of them might have been kidnapped for ransom and taken to Afghanistan.

“A phone call has been received from Afghanistan for one of the [missing] men,” he said while talking to journalists at the Chief Minister House, indicating that the kidnappers might have demanded ransom.

Ghulam Qadir Marri, Ashfaq Leghari, and Nawab Leghari went missing last month, triggering a political storm, with the PPP suspecting that the aides of its co-chairman had been taken into custody by the ‘powers that be’.

The Sindh High Court has also been seized of a petition filed by Ismail Marri, seeking recovery of his brother, Ghulam Qadir Marri, and three members of his personal staff, who are also missing.

The law-enforcement agencies have failed to trace the whereabouts of the trio thus far, he said, adding that the latest development warranted intervention of the federal government to solve the mystery.

“Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar says that law and order is a provincial subject. I think this is a joint responsibility, and we all have failed in recovering these three men,” Shah said.