Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani on Thursday took notice of the abduction of fifth social activist and social media campaigner and directed the interior minister to brief the House today (Friday).
The directions of the chairman Senate came following some media reports that human rights activist Samar Abbas went missing in Islamabad and this incident in fifth in a series of abductions of rights activists in a short span of 12 days.
The chair sought report about previous abductions from Lahore and Islamabad, besides the latest one. “If media reports are correct, this is a very dangerous trend of abductions within a short period of 12 days,” Rabbani warned.
Referring to a statement by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in Senate who had categorically stated that this was not a state’s policy, Rabbani questioned if this is so then it is a matter of more concern presuming that a group is behind all these abductions.
Earlier this week, the matter was taken up on the floor of the Senate when Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan had briefed the House on the measures taken to recover the abducted men.