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Three secular voices including Salman Haider go missing in Pak

Updated: Jan 08, 2017 11:35 IST      
Three secular voices including Salman Haider go missing in Pak

Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan. 8 (ANI): According to a Pakistani journalist, Salman Haider, Ahmad Waqass Goraya and Aasim Saeed, who were critical of the state's policies, have gone missing in the last three days in the country.

"3 secular voices, Salman Haider, Ahmad Waqass Goraya & Aasim Saeed, who were critical of State's policies, have gone missing in last 3 days," tweeted Bilal Farooqi, a journalist with The News Int'l, hours after media reports said that professor, poet and activist Salman Haider has gone missing from Islamabad.

A professor at the Fatima Jinnah University, Haider, has been reported missing from the federal capital since Friday evening, reports the Geo News.

Haider went missing from Bani Gala last night and his car was recovered by the police from Koral Chowk.

He is popular for his Urdu poetry, which explores and critiques prevalent socio-political issues in Pakistan.

An First Information Report (FIR) for his kidnapping has been registered at the Lohi Ber police station by his brother Zeeshan Haider under Section 365 of the Pakistan Penal Code.

Meanwhile, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has directed the police authorities to expedite investigation.

So far, nothing has been reported on Ahmad Waqass Goraya and Aasim Saeed. (ANI)

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