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Operation under way in Dera Bugti for the recovery of kidnapped footballers

6 football players were abducted in the Sangsila area of Balochistan's Dera Bugti district on Saturday

An operation is underway in Dera Bugti on Sunday for the recovery of kidnapped footballers!

According to interim Interior Minister Sarfaraz Bugti, an operation for the recovery of kidnapped six footballers was underway in Balochistan’s Dera Bugti.

Six footballers were abducted a day earlier in Dera Bugti’s Jani Bair area while on their way to Sibi to participate in the qualifying round of the All Pakistan Chief Minister Gold Cup football tournament.

Five of the six players were identified as Aamir Bugti, Faisal Bugti, Sohail Bugti, Yasar Bugti, and Sheraz Bugti.

The ministry in a social media post quoted the caretaker interim minister as saying that all resources were being employed for the players’ recovery, and directives had been issued to all relevant departments to take measures for the abductees’ recovery.

“Those spreading unrest will not be able to escape the grip of law. They (kidnapped footballers) are our children. I will not be able to sit in peace until they are recovered,” the statement quoted the minister as saying.




Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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