Karachi: Political, social leaders and civil society have widely condemned the whisking away of Pasban e Pakistan deputy general secretary Atique ur Rehman from Karachi and demanded of the government to recover the social activist immediately.
Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Pakistan Naib Amir Asadullah Bhutto Monday strongly condemned the missing of Pasban leader Atique ur Rehman. He regretted that the black sheep in police kidnapped the Pasban leader and detained him illegally at some undisclosed location. He demanded to immediately recover the social activist and take action against those involved in his kidnapping.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) central leader Saleem Zia expressed deep concern on the missing of the Pasban leader. He said it is the responsibility of the government of Sindh to recover Atique ur Rehman and order probe into the sad incident.
Karachi Bar Association President Naeem Qureshi condemned the kidnapping of Atique ur Rehman in strong words. He asked the senior police officers to take notice of the incident and ensure that the black sheep in police department involved in his illegal detention are taken to the task.
JUI-S Sindh chapter general secretary Hafiz Ahmed Ali regretted that the Pasban leader was kidnapped by SHO Shoaib who has already been suspended on the order of the apex court in a case of extra-judicial killing of a youth in Karachi, and a police post incharge of Sachal, Ali Akbar. He said this kidnapping is against the law and constitution. He said it is proof of ongoing lawlessness in Karachi, and how the so-called guardians of law are breaking the law, themselves.
He said the government should take immediate notice of this incident and ensure that such horrible police excesses are not repeated in future. He said on one hand the police are harassing the people with religious thinking and on the other hand fake police encounters and extra-judicial killings are becoming an order of the day in Karachi.
He said due to the sad situation unrest is simmering amongst the law-abiding citizens. He asked the government to take notice of this unrest and ensure that police do not harass the law-abiding citizens of Karachi.