Islamabad - Unknown persons on Friday evening opened firing on

Ghulam Mustafa Baloch, local leader of a religious outfit near Gol Market, Iqbal Hall here at Sector G-7 of the federal capital.

The police said that the assailants targeted the leader when he was going to Rehmania Masjid for offering Taraveeh in his car. He received a bullet in his shoulder and stated to be in a stable condition. The injured was immediately shifted to Polyclinic hospital for medical treatment. Police is investigating the incident.

Meanwhile, local police claimed to have recovered a minor abducted for ransom. Police sources said that the house maid and three others have been arrested in connection with the abduction of the child from Ghauri Town here some weeks back. Two teams one from rural zone and one of CIA headed by SP Capt ilyas of Cia and SP yasir afridi of rural zone recovered the 3 years old Azhar and also arrested Stefan, the maid and three other accomplice who were demanding Rs10 million.

Furthermore, unknown persons shot dead a taxi driver, Hafeez-ur-Rehman at Lehtrar Road falling in the limits of Koral police station.