LAHORE – Mrs Naveed Butt, wife of Pakistan’s spokesman for Hizb ut-Tahrir, has written an open letter to President Zardari, Prime Minister Gilani and Chief of Army Staff Kiyani, demanding immediate release of her husband.

Naveed Butt was allegedly picked up by eight to ten security agency officials from the outside of his residence on Friday last. He was taking his kids back home from school.

Mrs Naveed Butt claimed that her husband has committed no crime and the innocent person was taken in illegal custody to please the US masters. She claimed that the secret agencies began a relentless campaign of harassment, arrests and abductions against the members of Hizb ut-Tahrir. “They tried to abduct my husband on many occasions, surrounding him by police but Allah SWT protected him.