Release of victims of enforced disappearance before Ramazan demanded.
Leaders of Joint Action Committee for Shia Missing Persons made this demand, while addressing a joint press conference in Karachi on Monday.
Release of victims of enforced disappearance before Ramazan demanded
They warned that they would continue sit-in and hold all Ramazan related events at the sit-in venue after expiry of aforesaid deadline.
Allama Ahmed Iqbal Rizvi and Allama Amin Shaheedi addressed the joint press conference.
Prominent senior Shia Islamic scholar Allama Amin Shaheedi joined the main sit-in protest on Sunday night.
Allama Syed Ahmed Iqbal referred to the Constitutional and legal position and background regarding the victims of enforced disappearance.
He said that the families have already fighting a legal battle through courts of law to seek end to unconstitutional and illegal enforced disappearance.
Moreover, he said that they were assured that their demands would be met on April 16, 2021.
But he made clear that the families and the committee call for release of the victims of enforced disappearance prior to Ramazan.
He further said that if any harm is done to protesters, then the government would be held responsible for everything.
He said that the families and the committee had ran from pillar to post to seek justice.
The committee leader said that they contacted the top authorities of state and government of Pakistan.
But they have failed in bringing an end to this unconstitutional and unlawful undeclared incarceration, he said.
Allama Ahmed Iqbal further said that supporters of the families of the victims of enforced disappearance would begin sit-in protest in United States, European countries, Canada and other countries.
If the authorities concerned fail, the committee leaders said, third phase would include aforesaid international protest.
Meanwhile, Allama Amin Shaheedi said that as patriot Pakistanis, they cannot tolerate violation of Constitution and they would not support any unconstitutional and unlawful step of any state authority.
However, they support state authorities’ those steps which comply with the Constitution.
Furthermore, he made clear that targeting religious parties, scholars and religious people in the guise of FATF related requirements is also not acceptable.