Lahore: Rana Sanaullah, Pakistan’s Punjab Law Minister, claimed that US national Warren Weinstein, who was abducted by unidentified men at gunpoint in Lahore last Saturday, had been engaged in mysterious activities like those of CIA contractor Raymond Davis.
According to reports, Weinstein, a 70-year-old business development consultant, worked in Pakistan for the Virginia-based aid contractor J.E. Austin Associates Inc.
However, Rana alleged that the US national has been found involved in intelligence gathering on sensitive matters, and his activities were suspected in this regard.
While talking to, The News, Rana claimed that they have firm belief that Weinstein’s guards were involved in his abduction, as it was very difficult to kidnap anyone from his house in Lahore and later shift him to an unknown place.
He added that the US citizen used to move to different areas within Pakistan, and the question arising as to why he was abducted from Lahore is still out large. He claimed that the guards must have been involved in providing information to the abductors.
Meanwhile, a three-member American team visited Weinstein’s residence in J Block, Model Town, along with Lahore police officers.
They thoroughly inspected the crime scene, where they were briefed regarding police efforts to recover Weinstein and arrest of the culprits, and were also informed about the apprehension that the abductors might have transported Weinstein to Afghanistan.
First Published: Thursday, August 18, 2011, 20:03