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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Disappearance of activists echoes in Pakistani parliament

ISLAMABAD: The disappearance of Salman Haider and three other civil society activists echoed in parliament on Monday as senators and MNAs submitted calling attention notices expressing grave concern over the development. The mysterious disappearance of activists Ahmad Raza Yasir, Waqas Goraya and Asim Saeed was also discussed on the floor of the upper house, and the matter was ref­erred to the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights by Chairman Raza Rabbani. PPP lawmakers also submitted separate calling attention notices in the National Assembly and Senate expressing concern over law enforcement agencies inability to track down Salman Haider, who has been missing since Friday night, and calling for discussion on the issue. The calling attention notice, moved by senators Sherry Rehman, Farhatullah Babar, Sassui Palijo and Rubina Khalid, called the attention of the minister of interior to the disappearance of Salman Haider, Waqas Goraya, Asim Saeed and Ahmed Raza.

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