American Aid Expert was Kidnapped at Gunpoint from his House in Lahore

American Aid Expert was Kidnapped at Gunpoint from his House in Lahore

Lahore : Pakistan | Aug 13, 2011 at 9:51 PM PDT
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The US embassy identified the man, who security force said was 63 years old, as Warren Weinstein and said that he worked for a private organization. He was snatched before penetrate in the upscale Model Town community, rightful two days before he was due to bring to the United States after disbursement solon than four years in the state.

Security officials described how eightkidnappers forced their way into the business as Weinstein's guards were having their Sehari at 3:30 am.

"Somebody knocked on the main entree. One of the guards said that when he opened the entranceway, he saw terzetto men stagnant there. They offered meals to the device, who courteously refused," said constabulary firefighter Tajamul Hussain.

Honorable as one of the guards, Aurangzeb, refused "pentad author men climbed into the domiciliate using the hindmost entree, overpowered the guards and tied their keeping behind their punt," Hussain superimposed. "They asked Weinstein's utility, Muhammad Israr, to comment on his bedchamber entranceway. When Weinstein unsealed the entrance, they grabbed him." There was no unmediated involve of responsibility for the kidnap.

Police said Weinstein had lived in Lahore since 2006, working for J E Austin Associates, however police were never informed about him. Police claimed that the manner in which the kidnapping was carried out was extremely well planned and meticulously executed, ruling out the incident to be a case of kidnapping for ransom.

“He was to return to the US on August 15 as his firm had completed the project in Fata,” said SP Model Town Malik Awas. He added that Weinstein was a highly paid official and that the case had been transferred to the organised crime department.

SP Investigation Model Town Shoaib Khurram Janbaz told The Express Tribune that the two cameras at separate entries of the house had been out of order for last two years, adding that his (Weinstein’s) guards and driver were being interrogated.

“We are working with local authorities on the investigation, and we also are in contact with next of kin and are providing the family with consular support,” State Department spokeswoman Joanne Moore told AFP.

A biography of Weinstein on his consulting firm's website said he has a degree in outside law and economics, is a Fulbright Mortal with 25 life of receive in foreign use projects who speaks six established languages and is surface renowned among presenter agencies.

"Currently, Dr Weinstein is delivery as gaffer of company for JAA (J E Austin Associates) on the Pakistan Start for Strategic Utilisation and Competitiveness," the firm's website said. After on Saturday, Weinstein's chronicle was separate from the website.

A allegorical of J E Austin could not be instantly reached for report at the firm's office in City.

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