Sindhi HR activist returns home after went missing for a week
Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights on Monday discussed well-known Sindhi writer Taj Joyo’s son Sarang Joyo disappearance and has been apprised that Sarang returned to home late Sunday, 24NewSHD TV channel reported.
Taj Joyo informed the senate panel that his son had Rs1500 when he was "kidnapped" but he had Rs3000 on his return. Activist said unknown people had dropped his son off at Sohrab Goth and gave him Rs3000 cash. It is pertinent to note that Sarang is a research associate at the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST), Karachi.
He went missing after leaving his residence in Akhtar Colony, Karachi, at midnight intervening Aug 10 and 11.
The TV channel reported Taj Joyo apprised the Senate Panel in which Farhatullah Babar was also invited, that he had a list of 228 missing persons with him, of which 128 people had been found who were either in detention or had been freed while no information was available about the remaining 80 other people.
Committee Head Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar of the PPP said that Sarang had been released last night after PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and the committee raised the issue. He termed it an "extremely unfortunate incident".
He vowed to visit Quetta and Peshawar after Muharram to seek information about the missing persons.
It is pertinent to note that on August 14, President of Pakistan Arif Alvi conferred upon Pride of Performance Award to Sindhi writer Taj Joyo which he refused to receive due to the multiple reasons including disappearance of his son.
Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances Chairman and NAB Chairman Justice (rtd) Javed Iqbal did not attend the Senate committee on HR’s meeting on which committee’s head Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar said Chainman NAB supposed to attend the meeting of the Standing Committee on Human Rights and Justice retired Javed Iqbal’s NAB office located in Red Zone then what he was affair of?
Registrar of Commission however said, Commission Chairman had some security threats.