BY XARI JALIL: Businessman Taj Muhammad Sarparah was abducted on July 19, 2020 from Karachi while on his way to the airport. Three years later, his wife Salia Marri continues to raise her voice for him while the fate of Pakistan's law on criminalizing enforced disappearances hangs in limbo.
Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah held that enforced disappearances are a tactic to combat terrorists. He also stated that extraneous circumstances appear to be involved in the alleged Enforced Disappearance of Imran Riaz Khan, Mudassar Naaru and Azam Khan.
Scores of students and rights activists in Turbat took to the streets in protest of enforced disappearance of a Baloch youth, Salim Baloch. Salim has been missing since July 4. The HRCP has demanded authorities to release Salim Baloch.
On June 28, 2009, at about 1 am, security personnel in plain clothes broke into the hospital where he was working. They beat, blind-folded, and hand-cuffed him and threw him into a military vehicle and took him away. Since then, nothing is known about his whereabouts.
MNA Ali Wazir has been once again arrested at a security check post in N. Waziristan today, while police deny he is in their custody. Wazir, along with Manzoor Pashteen, had been summoned by the FIA for allegedly inciting the public against the Armed Forces.
Journalist Shaheen Sehbai alongside vloggers Syed Haider Raza Mehdi, Wajahat Saeed Khan, and Major (Retd.) Adil Farooq Raja were charged with sedition on Monday amidst an ongoing crackdown against PTI-inclined media workers.