Taken in Afghanistan, features Asad Qureshi chatting about his abduction by the Asian Tigers, whilst he was making a film in North Waziristan, interviewing Taliban leaders.
TAKEN In Afghanistan | Asad Qureshi | Podcast | #187
Asad Qureshi is a British filmmaker who was kidnapped on 26 March 2010 by a militant group calling themselves, The Asian Tigers. He was making a film in North Waziristan and interviewing Taliban leaders. Qureshi was accompanied by his driver, Rustam Khan and two senior members of the Inter-Services Intelligence. All four men were abducted and Khalid was killed. Asad and Rustam were released in September 2010, after they’d been held in captivity for one hundred and sixty five days. Colonel Imam was then executed in January 2011. The two men’s release was a rare occurrence, as the Pakistani Taliban had been known to kill most of their victims.
Transcript from ‘TAKEN In Afghanistan’ podcast
Chris – Hello Asad, you’ve said that you’re originally from Pakistan.
Asad – Yes I was born in Pakistan and we moved to England in the sixties.
Chris – Through your work, you’ve spent a lot of time in the middle-east. Do you get to go to Pakistan often?
Asad – Yes I moved to Pakistan to be closer to my parents.
Please subscribe to The Chris Thrall YouTube channel
Chris Thrall Social-media links
Friends, please support the channel by joining my ONE LIFE TEAM on Patreon or YouTube Memberships
From only £1.99 a month you can access Perks ranging from complimentary VIP tickets to my annual talk, free e-copies of my books, insider updates, your name in the podcast credits, free life coaching via Zoom, private Q&As and chats, personally signed memoirs plus action photograph and top-sponsor privileges including a yearly dinner.
Friends, please support the channel from only £2 a month at:
Alternatively make a one-off donation:
Buy me a coffee!
Go Fund Me:
Chris’s bestselling memoirs
Eating Smoke: One Man’s Descent Into Psychosis in Hong Kong’s Triad Heartland
Forty Nights: My Escape from Crystal Meth Hell
How to Write a Memoir
Podcast on iTunes etc