Pakistani-Americans concerned over disappearances of Pakistani activists

Pakistani-Americans have expressed their concern over the recent disappearance of activists and bloggers in Pakistan. Prominent Activist and bloggers known for their controversial political and religious views have gone missing in the past week.

Salman Haider, a prominent activist went missing on the evening of January 6th in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad. Within hours of his abduction several other activists including Goraya, Aasim Saeed, and Ahmed Raza Naseer also went missing.

img_5858b3640ac43In a statement AdvoPak director condemned the disappearances and called on the Government to ensure safe and quick return of the activists.

“ We, the members of AdvoPak, a DC-based local group focusing on peace in Pakistan, are appalled at the recent disappearances of activists in Pakistan. We urge the Government of Pakistan to take immediate action and use every possible means to ensure safe and quick return of all activists. The Government should also create an environment where people in general and activists, journalists and lawyers are not afraid to express their views ”  said Zaineb Majoka, founder of AdvoPak.

Advopak is also organizing a letter writing campaign in Washington D.C. in support of the missing activists. The letters will be hand delivered to the Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S.