Islamabad, Jan 08 (Agencies): Armed men have abducted a member of the minority Hindu community in Nasirabad district of southwest Pakistan, police said.

Daleep Kumar was abducted in Adampur area of Naseerabad in Balochistan province. Kumar was on his way home when the men abducted him at gunpoint, police said.

Police have registered a case and launched a search to trace Kumar.

Recent reports have said over 100 Hindu families in Balochistan are making efforts to migrate to India as the minority community has become the target of a campaign of kidnappings and extortion.

Forty-one Hindus were abducted during the past three years and four more were killed when they resisted kidnapping attempts.

The recent abduction of spiritual leader Luckmi Chand Gurji has shaken Hindus, who organised protests in several parts of Balochistan.

Saeed Ahmed Khan, a regional director for the federal Human Rights Ministry, recently created a stir when he told a seminar in Quetta that 27 Hindu families had applied for asylum to the Indian High Commission.