PTI social media activist goes lacking in Karachi – Pakistan
A PTI social media activist has gone lacking in Karachi after attending a celebration protest towards enforced disappearances exterior the Karachi Press Membership yesterday night , household and police stated on Saturday.
Mohammed Salman, the final secretary of PTI Sindh’s social media wing and chairman-elect of Union Council-8 at Burnes Highway has been lacking since Friday night, stated his brother Muhammad Rauf advised Daybreak.com.
He stated his brother had left their dwelling within the New Chali neighbourhood of town on March 31 at 4pm to attend the celebration protest on the Karachi Press Membership, however when he phoned his brother for iftari, his mobile phone was off.
Rauf added that he spoke with Salman’s buddies who confirmed that he attended the rally. He went lacking within the night and was allegedly taken away from the world, Rauf stated.
Rauf stated he thought of the “enforced disappearance” of his brother as part of the alleged crackdown on PTI activists, as “to this point 4 different social media activists have been taken away from Karachi solely”.
Salman’s brother stated he visited Artillery Maidan police station at 3am on Saturday to lodge a primary data report (FIR), however after a lot persuation, the police acquired his software and gave a “chit” to him.
South Senior Superintendent of Police Syed Asad Raza confirmed to Daybreak.com that the household had submitted an software. He stated the PTI held rally exterior the KPC on Friday night however it was not identified from the place he went lacking. The SSP stated he has requested an the police to method the household and get data from them about it.
In the meantime, the brother advised Daybreak.com they’ll file petition earlier than the Sindh Excessive Courtroom towards the alleged abduction of Salman.
On Saturday afternoon, PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi additionally alleged on Twitter that 4 social media employees had been “picked up”. “Our social media correspondents Arshad Siddiqui, Mudassar Rehman, Fahad Siddiqui and Salman Sahil had been picked up from Karachi,” he stated.
“Their solely crime is to face with the reality and lift their voice towards oppression. You’re spreading hatred towards you for an entire era, it’s harmful for Pakistan. Get up!”
PTI Secretary Common Asad Umar stated it was a “full breakdown of legislation within the nation”. Taking to Twitter, he stated: “Rampant abductions of residents taking place every day. This isn’t taking place in some report nook of the nation however in Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta and different main cities of the nation.”
Fellow celebration chief and former speaker Qasim Suri tweeted a photograph of Salman, and stated that “one other member of One other member of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf social media crew has been illegally kidnapped”.
Salmans’ alleged disappearance comes after one other PTI social media determine, Azhar Mashwani, went missing for eight days earlier than he returned home safely. When Mashwani was picked up, celebration chief Imran Khan had stated “sufficient is sufficient”.
“Police in Punjab and Islamabad are breaking all legal guidelines with impunity as they aim PTI. At the moment Azhar Mashwani was kidnapped within the afternoon from Lahore and his whereabouts are unknown,” the previous prime minister had stated.