Three Kazakh women, who were kidnapped in Pakistan several months ago, have been released and returned to their motherland. The women, whose names are not revealed, were liberated during a joint operation, conducted by Pakistani and Kazakh law enforcement authorities in the Pushtun region of Kohat, the Pakistani newspaper "Doon" reported on Friday.
As the newspaper puts it, several months ago in Kazakhstan the women got acquainted with some Pakistani businessmen, who promised a "good job in Pakistan". Upon arriving in Islamabad, the women were taken first to Lahor /the Penjab province's capital/, and then to the Pushtun autonomous Kohat district, where they were kept by force.
In the long run, they managed to get in contact with their relatives, who informed the Kazakh law enforcement authorities of the kidnapping.
There is no information of what measures will be taken in relation to the kidnappers yet. According to a police officer, the case was settled out of court. The Pakistanis offered a compensation to the victims, and they agreed. In return, the women refused to sue them, the newspaper quoted police sources.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has refused to go to the 77th UN General Assembly in September