Former intelligence officer Squadron Leader Khalid Khwaja (Retd) found dead in Mir Ali area of Miranshah. The self-styled militant organisation, Asian Tigers, which has been holding hostage two former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) officers and a journalist, came up with new demands Wednesday for the release of the kidnapped men
About four days ago, it had approached former Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz parliamentarian from Kohat, Javed Ibrahim Paracha, and sought his role in negotiations between the government and their group for the release of the two retired military officers, Col Sultan Amir (Retd) commonly known as Col Imam and Squadron Leader Khalid Khwaja (Retd), and a British journalist Assad Qureshi.
The three men had gone to the volatile North Waziristan tribal region on March 26 to work on a documentary about Taliban. They went missing and an unknown organisation, Asian Tigers, believed to be run by a banned militant organisation of the Punjabi Taliban claimed responsibility for their kidnapping.