Assassinated Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer’s son Shahbaz Taseer on Wednesday departed from Quetta for Lahore in a special aircraft.
Shahbaz Taseer took off on a special aircraft from Samungli Air Base in Quetta, a source said.
Shahbaz Taseer recovered from Balochistan after five years in captivity
The military’s spokesperson Lt Gen Asim Bajwa also tweeted pictures of Shahbaz departing from Quetta for Lahore. “Shahbaz Taseer being flown home (Lahore) from Quetta in a special aircraft by int officials,” DG ISPR said.
Shahbaz was recovered by security forces and intelligence sleuths from suburban Quetta Tuesday evening.
The Frontier Corps said Shahbaz was freed in a joint operation by paramilitary troops and intelligence agents from Al Saleem hotel in Kuchlak area. It was an intelligence-based operation which did not yield any arrest, and there was no confrontation with the captors either, said FC spokesperson Khan Wassey.
“We didn’t find anyone [in the hotel]. A single person was there and he told us, ‘my name is Shahbaz and my father’s name is Salmaan Taseer’,” Aitzaz Goraya, the head of the Counter-Terrorism Department of Balochistan, told the media. “He is in feeble health.”