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Fears remain in Pakistan over childrens' safety

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There have been mixed reactions in Pakistan following the release of a five-year-old British boy who was kidnapped in Punjab Province.

Sahil Saeed, who was snatched from his grandmother's house in Jhelum earlier this month, was reunited with his mother in Oldham on Thursday night.

But while one family of Pakistani origin has insisted the kidnapping was an isolated incident, another says many people remain concerned about their security and safety particularly when taking holidays in the country.

Shakeel Ahmed and his family are from Manchester and say British citizens should not be worried about their children being targeted. "I would like to really request to all British community and British Pakistani peoples, please don't be afraid about," he said from his home in the Jhelum area.

However, Falak Sher and his family, from Oldham, say many people in the British-Pakistani community in the UK are fearful of bringing their children to Pakistan, especially for the upcoming Easter school holiday.

Sahil Saeed, who is of Pakistani origin, was on holidays when he was kidnapped at gunpoint. He was released unharmed on Tuesday morning in a small village some 20 miles southeast of Jhelum, but many questions still remain about who abducted him and how he was released.

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