Taliban release video of dam project workers kidnapped last month
[Dawn] The Taliban have released a video, which shows the eight men, who were kidnapped in the South Wazoo tribal area last month, pleading to authorities for their safe release.
The video, released on Tuesday, shows the eight employees of the Gomal Zam Dam project who were kidnapped on August 15.
"We appeal to the Government of Pakistain and Wapda to fulfill the demands of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain and arrange for our safe release as soon as possible," one of the men was shown as saying.
The video also shows the men pleading for the bad turbans' demands to be met at the earliest, saying that one of their co-workers had been killed by the bad turbans.
The workers were travelling towards Tank from the dam site in South Waziristan when their pick-up vehicle was intercepted by the bad turbans, who kidnapped the men. The incident took place at Murtaza Goth near Gradawi, which lies 30 kilometres west of Tank.
The workers include an engineer, a sub-engineer, two drivers, a cook, two security personnel and a labourer, according to reports.
Posted by: Fred