Civil society to hold protest against missing persons

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KARACHI: A student from the University of Karachi (UOK) recently went missing and his family has claimed that he was picked up by personnel of law enforcement agencies, according to reports.

Immediate action needs to be taken to stop the culture of enforced disappearances at the hands of the state apparatus, concluded on Monday a meeting of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan’s (HRCP) Karachi chapter.

The meeting, chaired by Dr Riaz Ahmed, who also teaches at Karachi University, was attended by human rights activists, students, trade union leaders, and journalists who have decided to organise a protest to demand the safe recovery of Karachi University’s student Sagheer Baloch and Lahore’s civil society activist Raza Khan.

Both of the mentioned missing persons were abducted in December seemingly by intelligence agencies, according to witnesses and their close friends.