Owais Ali Shah, the son of Sindh High Court Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, has been recovered from his kidnappers after a raid was conducted in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province by security forces.

Owais Ali Shah remained in the custody of his kidnappers for 29 days after he was picked up from a posh shopping location in the city of Karachi. Since then, the security forces had been trying to trace him out and after a few tips were received regarding his whereabouts, a successful operation was conducted which led to his recovery.

According to the details provided, Shah appeared to be in good health as he made a very brief appearance in front of the camera. He was brought to the Karachi airport through a private plane and he was immediately transferred to his residence amid tight security.

Meanwhile Justice Sajjad Ali Shah was ecstatic over the recovery of his son and he thanked the Pakistan Army for their efforts to find and bring him back. Sajjad Ali Shah said that he had received a call from Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Shareef in the morning, informing his that his son had been recovered safely. “I asked him to let me speak to him briefly and he was kind enough to comply my request,” he said.

It was revealed by sources that Shah had been recovered from Tank which is an area near South Waziristan where Pakistan’s security forces were battling local and foreign militants. Shah’s kidnappers were taking him to Afghanistan when their car was intercepted and a gun battle ensued in which three militants were killed.