'I used to be badly tortured throughout captivity', reveals Shahbaz Taseer

Shahbaz Taseer
Shahbaz Taseer, the son of slain Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, who was recovered in March after being held captive for over 4 years, stated he was with Islamic Motion of Uzbekistan (IMU) who tortured him badly throughout captivity.

Talking to BBC Urdu, Shahbaz revealed that he was with IMU till the group fought with Afghan Taliban on the dispute over allegiance as IMU didn’t think about ‘Khilafah’ established by Afghan Taliban as legit and needed to ally themselves with self-styled Daesh group.

“They kidnapped me from Lahore and took me to Waziristan’s Meer Ali space and used to shift my location each month from there,” stated Shahbaz.

He claimed that when Uzbeks attacked Karachi airport he was there in Meer Ali, however as they knew how Pakistan’s authorities and armed forces will reply, they shifted him to Datta Khel the place he stayed there until February 2015.

“Following the dispute, Afghan Taliban attacked the Uzbeks and eradicated their complete group — their management. For 3 days, solely demise lived there.

“At the moment I received a chance to flee and did so, however Afghan Taliban took me for an Uzbek and captured me. I used to be stored with different prisoners after which they took us to a village the place a choose got here and awarded sentences from 6 months to 2 years and we have been despatched to an Afghan jail.

“There i met a fellow Taliban prisoner who helped my launch, it took him two to a few months however he paved the best way for my launch” stated Taseer.

Shahbaz added that he travelled from Afghanistan to Kuchlak on a bike, which took eight days, including that he couldn’t inform if they didn’t know who he was, and whether or not he’s shifting in direction of his freedom or this was some lure.

Floggings and torture

Shahbaz Taseer in his interview claimed that his captors severely tortured him and made movies, images of their brutal act.

“They used to flog me. I used to be flogged about 500 in three days, then they lower my again with blades and eliminated nails from my arms and toes,” Shahbaz revealed.

He added that the abductors used to maintain him hungry for days and as soon as they stitched his mouth.

Shahbaz stated he was not even supplied medication when, in line with him, he was affected by Malaria.

“They used to torture me for making movies and used to inform me their plans upfront. Like they’d inform me that they’ll take away my nails tomorrow. I used to wish the entire night time,” stated Taseer.

He claimed that he began feeling as if he’s in God’s safety and nothing his captors do or say can enter the ‘shell’ God has stored him inside.

‘Carry Nihari from Lahore’

When requested as to what’s the very first thing he ate after his launch, he replied “it was Nihari”.

Shahbaz clarified he didn’t eat something at any restaurant in Kuchlak, including that when he was delivered to the military compound and requested as to what he wish to eat, he requested them to deliver Nihari.

“I stated deliver Nihari, if doable, from Lahore. In any other case I’m able to eat your Balochi Nihari,” stated Shahbaz.

Saving the captors’ youngsters from drone strike

When requested about any ‘memorable incident’ throughout this greater than 4 12 months ordeal, Shahbaz narrated an incident about his days in Shawwal the place he saved three youngsters of his captors’ household from dying in bombardment.

“One night time in Ramazan, they (the captors) needed to transfer with youngsters and ladies to a safer place as the realm was being bombed closely.

“They requested me to maneuver by my very own but when I attempted to flee, I might be answerable for what occurs to me,” he narrated.

“Their ladies couldn’t carry all their youngsters and three of them have been left behind. So I ran again and lifted two of them, whereas the third (a minor lady) got here working with me.

“I took the youngsters to a safer place when the ladies took them from me and thanked me. I might have escaped however humanity didn’t permit me to save lots of my life leaving the three youngsters to die,” Shahbaz stated.

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