Security officials in Balkh province say the head of the provincial Shroff union has been abducted by unknown individuals.

Balkh police spokesman Adel Shah Adel said the incident took place at around 4:40 am Today in the Siagard district of Mazar-e-Sharif.

Balkh police spokesman added, Abdul Qayyum, head of the province’s money changers’ union, was abducted on his way home from a mosque.

He reported the Balkh police have already covered all the “suspicious” areas, and the technical team of the Anti-Crime Management has also started their investigations in regards.

Adel added, security cameras are currently being checked by the local police.

Meanwhile, a number of residents of Mazar-e-Sharif have demonstrated in connection with the event.


  • Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.