Islamabad: Seven people, including two women, were rescued during a raid on a ‘private jail’ of a Pakistani provincial lawmaker, a media report said.

The raid was conducted by police and the Anti-Terrorist Force (ATF) on the private jail of former provincial education minister and member of Balochistan assembly Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran on Sunday, according to the Dawn newspaper.

Six people were also picked up by the authorities and police recovered arms and ammunition, the report said.

Earlier on Sunday, Khetran surrendered to police after a case of kidnapping was registered against him in Barkhan district.

Police had brought cases against Khetran, his son and eight others for kidnapping three policemen and snatching their weapons.

Khetran is a member of the Balochistan assembly and belongs to Jamiat Ulema Islam.

According to police, the lawmaker had subjected the officers to torture.

“We will not spare anyone targeting the police,” the report quoted a police officer as saying.

However, Khetran said he was being targeted because “I am in the opposition”.