Protest demo for Shia missing persons outside Governor House on Sunday, announced the joint action committee for Shia missing persons.
The committee made this announced at a press conference at Karachi Press Club. The affected families also accompanied them.
Protest demo for Shia missing persons
Leaders of the committee and the families slammed the security establishment for subjecting innocent Shia Muslims to enforced disappearance.
On the occasion, the families’ members also carried banners and placards and photos of those subjected to enforced disappearance.
Two more Shia youth subjected to enforced disappearance in Karachi and third one in Punjab ahead of Eidul Azha.
Perpetrators of this unlawful and anti-Constitution act have not produced Fazal Abbas and Hasnain Raza in any court of law.
That showed their disrespect for rule of law.
One Shia youth from Karachi was accompanying with another Shia friend from Punjab when cops took them into custody.
Recently, the perpetrators also subjected Shia youth Kashif Abbas to enforced disappearance after taking him into illegal custody.
The cops in plain clothes stormed into the house of Fazal Abbas who belongs to Bhakkar district.
Violating sanctity of chador and char divari (privacy), they scaled the wall of the house.
The cops dragged Shia youth Fazal Abbas and didn’t inform the family why they were taking him away.
Joint Action Committee for Shia Missing Persons
On the other hand, Joint Action Committee for Shia Missing Persons said Pakistani Shia Muslims believe in rule of law while law of Pakistan recognizes freedom and other fundamental human rights of all Pakistanis Hence, Shia Muslims support rule of law and under that demand immediate release of missing Shias.
Shia Muslims have rejected this unlawful and unconstitutional policy of the security establishment.
Missing persons is also used as a term for victims of enforced disappearance which security agencies imposed upon them merely on suspicion.
But it shocked and dismayed Shia Muslim community because they never took weapons against the state besides they never did anything against national security.
Despite their patriotism and huge services for Pakistan, pro-Saudi biased officials treated them as though they violated national security.
Innocent Shia youth and notables have been suffering due to that biased mindset.
The affected families, Shia Islamic parties, scholar, notables and other community leaders have been running a joint campaign to seek justice.
Under that campaign, the families of Shia missing persons had staged sit-in outside Karachi residence of President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi, that enjoys official status of Presidential camp office.
They had held sit-in outside Multan residence of Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
Besides, they have also held countless protest rallies and demonstrations across Pakistan.
Tens of thousands of supporters of the affected families of missing persons participated in their protests.
Missing persons in Pakistan is also used as a term for those subjected to enforced disappearance.
Elderly grandmothers, children, women, youths, all-age- group-people are protesting and the rest of the community and supporters are expressing solidarity with them.