Families call for recovery of three missing persons


KARACHI: Families of missing persons allegedly belonging to banned Islamic organization, Hizb-ul-Tehreer, on Thursday appealed to the government to help for release of their dear ones.

The appeal was made by the families of three missing persons at a press conference held at Karachi Press Club. They alleged that their persons were whisked away by law enforcement agencies. They said Software Engineer Arsalan Qamar went missing on 6 April 2015 from outside his house, while Samyan Syed Mohammad Fahid and Ali Asad Hassan disappeared on 7 April 2015 from a factory, who were taken away by law enforcement agencies over their alleged link to Hizb-ul-Tehreer, a political-religious Organization.

Counsel of the families Advocate Supreme Court Umar Hayat Sandu, along with Advocate Supreme Court Nadeem Azar and Mohsin Zafar, told media persons that four months had passed after the disappearance of those persons, but law enforcement agencies were not able to produce them before the court despite Sindh High Court (SHC) order.

Sandu said the disappeared persons were not involved in any illegal activity and they had no link with any banned outfit. He said they had tried their best to contact high officials of intelligence agencies but no reliable response had yet been given. He said in regard with disappearance of the three persons, SHC had formed a joint investigation team which will be announced on 2nd of August 2015.

Family members appealed to the high officials to help them for producing their men as they are not involved in any wrong doing.