Pak govt official kidnapped in Balochistan province

Unidentified gunmen tonight kidnapped a government official in the restive Balochistan province of southwest Pakistan, security officials said.

Updated: Feb 02, 2011, 11:22 AM IST

Islamabad: Unidentified gunmen tonight
kidnapped a government official in the restive Balochistan
province of southwest Pakistan, security officials said.

Deputy Commissioner of Jhal Magsi district, Shaukat
Marghzani, was abducted with his security guards and driver in
Kachi Bolan district late tonight, officials of the Levies
militia said.

The kidnappers subsequently released the security
guards and the driver and took Marghzani to an unknown
location.

The security guards then alerted law enforcement
agencies and police about the kidnapping.

Teams of police, Levies Force and law enforcement
agencies launched a search operation to trace the government
official.

No group claimed responsibility for the incident.

PTI