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The Curious Case Of Sahil Saeed: Found Alive In Pictures

by | 11th, March 2010

NEWS is that Sahil Saeed, the Oldham lad who went missing while staying with his dad at his granny’s house in Pakistan – kidnapped he was – has been found.

The Pakistan interior minister stated that someone close to the family had to been involved.  There was no proof offered. the Telegraph said the father, Raja Naqqash Saeed, had “fled” Pakistan and returned to Blighty.

But had he? Rumours on Sky News suggest that the father had not left the country. Or as the Mail says:

Earlier this week, Sahil’s father Raja, who was with his son when he was snatched, ignored police requests and flew home to the UK. He was believed last night to be in hiding near his home.

Sources at Manchester Airport said he arrived back in the UK on Tuesday evening.

But sources on Sky says it was a ruse to flush the kidnappers out and Raja Saeed remains in Pakistan. Still, the Mail’s understanding commentors get the knives ready:

No matter what, you stick around until you find your loved one. Not catch a plane and head back home. That poor kid is now thousands of miles away with stranger whilst his parents are in a comfort zone. Any dignity and both parents should fly out to Jhelum until Saeed is found, no matter how long it takes.

More to follow…

Update I: The Times:

The reports quoted a local Punjab Law Minister saying police had rescued Sahil and arrested two people, including a woman, over kidnapping charges. Close relatives were reportedly involved in the abduction.

Update II: The Star

But last night sources at Manchester Airport said he arrived there on a flight from Islamabad at 6.30pm.

Raja, from Oldham, arrived amid rumours of a rift with his wife.

Mr Saeed denies any rift.


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Five-year-old Sahil Saeed back at home in Oldham, Greater Manchester, with his mother Akila Naqqash and father Raja Naqqash Saeed, after his release from kidnappers in Pakistan.

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