Govt not serious in recovery of missing persons: Amina

ISLAMABAD Chairperson Defence of Human Rights (DHR) Amina Janjua on Sunday along with families of three missing persons, recently adducted by law enforcement agencies for allegedly having links with Faisal Shahzad, accused of Times Square terror plot, announced to hold a 7-day sit-in and hunger strike camp from May 27 in Rawalpindi for recovery of the missing persons. While addressing a press conference, Amina said that people from all walks of life including businessmen, lawyers and students had assured of their full cooperation in this regard. She expressed complete dissatisfaction over the Governments performance for recovering missing persons. She said that the commission established under the directives of Supreme Court was not functioning properly, as during last two months 50 cases had been registered with the DHR. We are losing hope with each passing day but this has motivated us to gear up our movement for recovering of missing persons she continued. Illegal abduction by agencies has become a routine matter, Amina lamented. All missing persons are well educated and belong to well reputed families, how can they be involved in any kind of terrorist activity, she noted. Relatives of missing persons are dying to hear voice of their beloved and they do not even know under what charges they have been lifted, she added. She urged the Supreme Court to resolve issues related to missing persons on the priority basis. The families of missing persons, which were present on the occasion, narrated their ordeal in front of media men and requested authorities concerned to inform them at least whereabouts of their loved once and under what charges they were arrested. In a broad daylight my son was kidnapped and he was also forced to call his friend to reached Islamabad from Gunjrawala and both have been missing since May 10, said Rana Ashraf father of Salman Ashraf, a prominent businessman of the Capital. Denying this charge, he said, My son was independently running his business and he does not have any links with Faisal Shehzad The third victim was Shahid Hussain who was abducted in front of his wife and two little daughters from Islamabad on the 6th of May. Under which law my son was abducted, asked father of Shahid with voice choked with tears. My son is a well educated person and I know he never did any thing wrong he added. It may be mentioned here that all these three cases are being linked with Faisal Shehzad, accused of Times Square bombing attempt. The unfortunate family of Fasial Bhatti was also present on the occasion, Faisal was kidnapped 8 years ago from Karachi and after five years of abduction, he was declared terrorist and since then he was languishing in a jail.

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