Kidnapping in Lahore

Between January 1 to March 20, 2012, there have been as many as 400 reported cases of kidnapping across the Pakistani city of Lahore.

In 2011, there were around 2,954 cases of kidnappings reported in the city. In 2010, up to 2,831 people were kidnapped.

According to city residents, the most effective way to retrieve kidnapped family members is to pay the ransom.

Source:  Imran Chaudhry, “Kidnappings on the rise in city,” Daily Times, March 23, 2012.