SECP joint director ‘kidnapped’ in Islamabad

By: News Desk      Published: 03:48 PM, 4 Sep, 2020
SECP joint director ‘kidnapped’ in Islamabad

A joint director of Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) reportedly went missing in Islamabad as it is alleged that he has been kidnapped, said 24NewsHD TV channel on Friday.

Sajid Gondal did not return to his home on Friday night. However, police found his car outside the National Agriculture Research Institute located in the Shehzad Town area.

It is reported that the key was inserted in the ignition with the doors open when the police recovered the vehicle. However, no case has so far been registered.

According to the police, the car was found as someone called them after noticing it was parked along the road, not on any information provided by Gondal’s family.

The car has been taken into custody and the family is being contacted, they said about the investigation process.

Reacting to the news, Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari said the disappearance of Gondal was a matter of concern and the government had a duty to ensure his early recovery.

She said police had been directed to register an FIR. “Protection of each citizen's life is our constitutional obligation. Rule of law must prevail - all must be dealt with according to the law,” Mazari stressed.