QUETTA - A Hindu trader was taken captive in Quetta city and another Hindu trader mugged in Khuzdar district of Balochistan province on Friday.
Police said unidentified men pulled a pistol on Parkash Kumar, a Hindu trader, in Hazara Ganji area of Quetta, and bundled him into their vehicle.
A police party rushed but the kidnappers had fled by then.
Investigators suspected Kumar might have been abducted for ransom. They said they had been trying to track down the abductors and recover their captive.
In the second incident, unidentified gunmen barged into the shop of Ramesh Kumar in Nhal area of Khuzdar district. Police said the hooded burglars made away with cash and valuables from the shop. Investigation is in progress.