Father appeals for kidnapped son


Scottish father of kidnapped son pleads with British government for help

British born Shahryar Ahmad was living with his brother and mother in Faisalabad when he was kidnapped from outside of his home in late August.

His father Iftikhar Ahmad runs a business in Stirling and was in Scotland when the incident occurred. He is imploring the UK Government to help get his three-year-old son back.

No one has reportedly been arrested for the abduction and Mr. Ahmad wants British powers to help keep the investigation going.

The Foreign Office responded stating they are aware of the case.

Mr. Ahmad said, “We’ve asked the British government if they can intervene, and help put a bit of pressure on the Pakistani government to track down these people who took my boy.

“This will be very difficult for him, some stranger keeping him. He won’t understand what’s happening, he’s very young.

“Please, let him go.”

Stirling MP Anne McGuire said she is conscious of the severity of the case, and the Foreign Office said it was providing vital assistance to Mr Ahmad’s family.

Mrs McGuire said, “I understand the Pakistan police are treating this case at the moment as a missing person and not a kidnap, although Mr Ahmad is concerned that little progress has been made – a concern I share.

“The High Commissioner in Pakistan has provided consular assistance to the family and has kept contact with the police in Faisalabad.”

There have been approximately eight abductions of British children in Pakistan this year, MP Khalid Mahmood expressed concern over security for British Pakistanis.

He said, “These are people of Pakistani heritage – why isn’t there support from the interior ministry to make sure it doesn’t get to this stage?

“More of this coming out actually goes against the Pakistani administration. Who wants to send their children back when these sort of things are happening?

“They really need to wake up to this issue and deal with it without members of parliament here having to raise it to a significantly high level.”


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