Accessibility links

Breaking News

Pakistan Taliban Free Abducted Dam Workers


Pakistan - map - redesign
The Pakistani Taliban has freed seven abducted workers.

A purported spokesman of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan said on September 14 that the workers were handed over to tribal leaders in the northwestern North Waziristan tribal district near Afghanistan's border.

An unnamed government spokesman confirmed the release and said it was made possible by efforts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's provincial governor Shaukatullah Khan, who worked with tribal leaders to secure the release.

The workers were abducted in August 2012. They were building a new hydroelectric dam in the restive Waziristan region.

The dam, known as Gomal Zam, was inaugurated on September 13 after years of delays because of insecurity.

With reporting by BBC Urdu
  • 16x9 Image

    RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal

    Radio Mashaal was launched in January 2010 in order to counter a growing number of Islamic extremist radio stations in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province (now Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas along the border with Afghanistan.

XS
SM
MD
LG