`Kidnapped son-in-law of former Army officer with al Qaeda`

The son-in-law of Pak`s former Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Chairman Gen Tariq Majid, who was kidnapped from Lahore in August, is with the al Qaeda in Afghan.

Islamabad: 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
Qaeda 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 Qaeda 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 Qaeda 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.

PTI