Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar calls Swiss Foreign Minister

Islamabad: Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, spoke to her Swiss counterpart, Mr. Didier Burkhalter, this afternoon to inform him that our security forces have successfully recovered the Swiss couple that was abducted last year from Baluchistan, near Loralai.

The couple is being handed over to the Swiss embassy in Islamabad and both are in good health. The Swiss Foreign Minister thanked Pakistan for its help and commended its security forces for their successful efforts in ensuring safe release of the couple. The Foreign Minister thanked Switzerland for its patience and understanding, while appreciating its valuable support to Pakistan in counterterrorism.

For more information, contact:
Syed Haider Ali Jafri
Personal Secretary
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Pakistan
Tel: +9251 921 0335 and 9056604

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