KASUR: Locals on Monday protested against the disappearance of a six-your-old boy, blaming lack of efforts by the police for his recovery.
According to details, Faiq went missing from outside his house in Kasur’s Chowk Shafi Wala area on March 24 and there has been no clue of the child since.
Relatives allege the police only issued an advert with regard to the minor’s disappearance, but did not do much to trace the child.
The family of the minor and residents of the area on Monday held a rally from Chowk Shafi Wala to Baldia Chowk and chanted slogans against the law enforcers while demanding recovery of the child.
Criticising the police for its “inaction”, the protesters warned of expanding their protest if the law enforcers did not recover the minor soon.
The mother of the missing child said that Faiq had gone out to a nearby shop, but did not return. She said they looked for the boy everywhere, but could not find him. She appealed to the masses to campaign for her son’s recovery on social networking forums.
Meanwhile, Punjab Caretaker Chief Minister Dr Hasan Askari Rizvi took notice of the incident.
According to a message issued here following the protests, the caretaker chief minister has directed the Punjab inspector general (IG) to recover the child at the earliest and has also sought a report on the matter within 48 hours.