ISLAMABAD - Expressing concern over the growing number of missing persons in the country, PML-N President Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said Tuesday there was no room for such acts in a civilized state like Pakistan. Addressing a ceremony held to extend financial help to the families of missing persons, Sharif said Pakistan resembled Israel where innocent citizens were being kidnapped. He said hundreds of people had been taken into custody and added if there was any evidence against them it should be presented in the court. He said he would ask the Punjab chief minister to give stipends to the families of missing persons. He said he was aware of the pain felt by missing persons, as he also went through the same experience when he was abducted from the Prime Minister’s House and was kept at a place his family did not know about. He demanded that the missing persons should be allowed to meet their family members once in a week. He lauded the work of Amna Masood Janjua who had been struggling for the missing persons. He noted that several men were still missing since 2010 which was a tragedy. He also expressed sympathies for the children of the officers whose ships had been hijacked by Somalian pirates.“Who is responsible for the disappearance of Pakistanis,” he asked and appealed to the government to take effective steps to deal with the issue.