Families demand early recovery of abducted miners.

SHANGLA -- Families of the four coal miners, who were abducted by miscreants for ransom in Mach area of Balochistan on Sunday, have demanded of the federal, provincial governments and security agencies to recover their bread earners without delay.

The families of miners hailing from Alpuri tehsil met district police officer Mohammad Imran at his office. The police officer assured the families that he would play his role in ensuring early recovery of the abducted miners.

Fakhruddin, whose brother, Faramuddin, 35, is among the kidnapped miners, said his brother had four children and had gone to Balochistan three months ago to earn a living for his family. But he was taken away along with his colleagues from his workplace.

He said a number of miners from the area had been killed by abductors in the past as the government and contractors failed to pay them ransom.

Abid Yaar, president of association for rights of coal miners, said the mine sites in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were not safe for the workers as often abductions and killing of workers took place there.

He regretted that the provincial government had...

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