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Kidnapping in The North West Frontier Province (NWFP)

Naushad Ali Khan & Imran Ahmad Sajid

Kidnapping is a very serious, organised, non-compoundable and nonbailable crime.
Kidnapping causes serious threat to the safety and dignity of a person and to the overall
security environment in a society. In the year 2008 and 2009 kidnapping in the NWFP has
escalated to an alarming extent. Kidnapping not only affects the local people, but also
diplomats and foreigners are kidnapped/abducted. This article thoroughly studies the
prevalence and trend of kidnapping in the NWFP. It also highlights the causes of kidnapping
and abduction in the NWFP with support from statistical data.

Keywords: Kidnapping, Abduction, Human Trafficking, Organised Crime, Police, Law Enforcement Agencies, Recovery, Investigation, Convicted, Terrorists, Militants, Taliban, Ransom, Motives.