ISLAMABAD: Shahbaz Taseer, the son of slain Punjab Governor Salman Taseer has stated that he faced worst kind of brutal torture during the abduction period. According to media reports, Shahbaz Taseer has finally revealed the immense torture he receiving during five years of abduction. He was abducted from Lahore in August 2011, and was recovered almost fiver years later in March 2016.
In an interview, Shahbaz Taseer revealed that how he was brutally tortured but yet survived because Allah wanted to keep him alive. Taseer revealed that he was flogged more than 500 times during the early days of his captivity.
“After flogging, they (militants) cut my back with blades and slashed meat of my body with pliers before removing my finger and toe nails. “Once I was buried for seven days, then for three days and again for another three days,” he recalled.
The abductors, he said, wanted to ask for bank details and inflict torture. “They were heartless. I used to pray to God to give my strength to bear this pain,” he said.” Junior Taseer went on to disclose that he was fired in the leg, but the bullet luckily missed his shin. “They shoot me in the leg, I was lucky enough that the bullet missed my shin, and I somehow managed to recover from it’ he added. “I could have died, but Allah kept saving me from merciless. Shahbaz said he kept praying Allah for patience during the hrad time.
Taseer said that they used to film the torture and would tell him in advance to be ready for the torture and filming. To a question, he said that he was held hostage by the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) militants and remained with them unless they clashed with Afghan Taliban for pledging allegiance to Islamic State. He strongly denied paying any ransom to his abductors. “They abducted me from Lahore and took me to Waziristan’s Mir Ali area and used to shift my location every month from there,” said Shahbaz.