PGNiG: 6 Oil, Gas Workers Kidnapped in Pakistan, Whereabouts Unknown

Six oil and gas employees working for a contractor that seismic research company Geofizyka Kraków has been in collaboration with have been kidnapped in the northwestern part of Pakistan, Krakow’s parent company PGNiG told Rigzone Monday.

The workers were fulfilling a contract for exploration and production company Al Haj Group at the time of their kidnap, according to PGNiG.

“We can confirm that six people have been kidnapped in the area of Drazinda in the northwestern part of the country on Saturday, Nov. 26,” a PGNiG representative said.

“Geofizyka Kraków has been carrying out seismic research associated with natural gas and crude oil exploration in that area. As for the moment we have no details about the whereabouts of the kidnapped group nor the demands of the kidnappers. Representatives of Geofizyka Kraków who are on site fully cooperate with Pakistani authorities, local police and the military,” the spokesperson added.

The incident follows a similar situation in 2008, when a Polish engineer working for Geofizyka Kraków was kidnapped by the Pakistani Taliban near the northwestern city of Attock and beheaded several months later.

Reuters contributed to this article


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