Unknown men abducted a businessman in Mazar-e-Sharif, according to Taliban security authorities in Balkh province.

Khwaja Siddiq Siddiqui, the President of the Taj Telayee Company, which deals in importing and producing chicken meat, was kidnapped before noon on Monday, 6th of June, according to local sources.

Khwaja Siddiq Siddiqui was abducted on Monday morning near the Baba Yadgar checkpoint in Mazar-e-Sharif’s fourth district while driving his daughter to school, said to Mohammad Asif Waziri, a spokesman for the Taliban’s chief of police in Balkh province.

This businessman’s fate remains unknown even after several hours.

According to the Taliban’s Balkh police office, efforts to secure his release have begun.

According to provincial officials and dealers, traders and businesses in the northern Balkh Province are increasingly investing in the growing poultry sector, which employs over 3,000 people.

Meanwhile, poultry farming in Afghanistan is limited to growing chickens and excludes other domesticated birds such as turkeys and ducks.

Author

  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).