‘Lost To The World’ is a remarkable true story of bravery, sorrow, and extraordinary faith. The Sunday Times found it to be a gripping rollercoaster ride of emotions. When the world had all but lost hope of shahbaz taseer’s return, he miraculously engineered an escape using machiavellian method of smoke and mirrors. However, finding himself amidst Afghanistan’s wild, alien and hostile environment he was far from free.
The journey of those five gruelling years although traumatic, is difficult to believe, as the author wears his scars as wings. Countless memoirs and third-party accounts of kidnappings have been penned but what makes Taseer’s unique is his ability to recount the finite details of the abduction. Despite the hopeless situation and eerie silence his family and friends refused to give up on him only to have their patience rewarded by his miraculous return.
Shahbaz Taseer is a Pakistani businessman and the son of the late governor of Punjab, Salmaan Taseer. He was abducted in late August 2011 from his car at gunpoint and held captive for almost five years.