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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Abducted Pakistani Pastor Found Alive

Rev Tanzeel Zafar, a young pastor with the Church of Pakistan who was kidnapped last Friday evening January 9 by two unidentified men from the city’s Cantonment area, was found on Sunday night alive but badly injured near the gate of Saint John’s Cathedral Church in Peshawar.

Bishop Mano Rumalshah of Peshawar said, “Even he was not able to move and walk properly . . . there is no bone fracture according to the initial report of the doctors,” the prelate told AsiaNews.

After first aid was performed the young clergyman was taken to Peshawar’s Mission Hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

Asif Bhatti, a Christian member of the North West Frontier Provincial Assembly, said that both his family and Church authorities have filed a First Information Report with two different police stations.

From here.

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