Social Activist Raza Mehmood Khan
Social Activist Raza Mehmood Khan

Missing Pak activist Raza Mehmmod recovered

ANI | Updated: Jul 20, 2018 13:05 IST

Lahore (Pakistan) [India], July 20 (ANI): Raza Mehmood Khan, a 40-year old Pakistani peace activist, who mysteriously disappeared on in December, has been recovered.
Rashid Wani, Personal Secretary to the President of the Commission of Enquiry on Enforced Disappearances said that they recovered the activist ten days ago, reported The News.
Speaking to Sher Ali Khalti, a journalist at The News, Wani said, "Raza Khan was recovered by Model Town police 10 days ago." He further added that the kidnapped activist had returned home safely.
The Commission claimed that the Superintendent of Police- Investigation (SO) Model Town in Lahore reported the matter to them after his recovery.
This journalist also made efforts to contact SP Model Town, Imran Sethi, to get additional information about the abductors and their motive behind this act and where Raza Mehmood was recovered from, but the officials turned him away.
Raza Mahmood Khan was also a member of the Aghaz-e-Dosti (Initiation of Friendship) organization and was well known for being an active promoter of India-Pakistan friendship.
He went missing last year after participating in an open discussion event on extremism.
If one looks closely, enforced disappearances are a common menace in Pakistan.
According to a report quoted by Al Jazeera, as many as 1,498 cases of enforced disappearances are pending with investigating organizations.
The report further suggests that approximately 2,257 cases had been resolved after the whereabouts of those reported missing had been traced.
Scores of Pakistani nationals are held every day by the dominant forces and are kept in military-operated internment camps. Notably, in these camps, Pakistan's authorities are allowed to hold suspects without charge indefinitely.(ANI)