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Maryam expresses solidarity with families of missing people

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice president Maryam Nawaz on Wednesday has met with the relatives of missing persons in Islamabad and expressed solidarity with them. Talking to grieved families while meeting with them their protest at D-Chowk here on Wednesday, she said that the present government is a sadist government and the selected prime minister Imran Khan who is inefficient, did not bother to come to express few words of sympathy to the demonstrators.

“It is primary duty of government to look after the missing issue and recover them from their hideouts”, she said while assuring them that PML-N government will recover all missing and abducted people not only in Balochistan but in whole country. “The missing and kidnapping of the innocent people is a curse for the country”, she commented.

Maryam Nawaz urged Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to speak to the relatives of the Baloch missing persons who had staged a protest at D-Chowk, reports Geo News.

ISLAMABAD: Relatives of missing persons of Balochistan hold a protest for the recovery of their natives at D-Chowk in Federal Capital.

“You are placed in the corridors of power,” Maryam said. “It is your duty to listen to these people.”

Talking to media on the occasion, the PML-N leader said that recovery of missing people was the responsibility of the state. Everyone is carrying out protest due to ineffective policies of the incumbent government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), she added.

Maryam Nawaz said that the people of Balochistan are rightly registering their complaints as they are facing problems and no one from the government is listening to them. Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan is accountable to Allah Almighty and the people of Pakistan for his deeds, she stated.

Pic17-058 ISLAMABAD: Feb17- Vice President of Pakistan Muslim League (N) Maryam Nawaz taking to media persons during the protest of relatives of missing persons at D-Chowk in Federal Capital. ONLINE PHOTO by Waseem Khan

The PML-N vice president said that bereaved families of missing persons are protesting under the open sky and the premier is saying that he will not get blackmailed over dead bodies.

“I don’t have words to explain the sufferings of these people”, she went on to say.

According to details, in a bid to highlight the plight of minority communities in Pakistan, a rights group — Baloch Voice of Missing Persons (BVMP) has been holding demonstrations in Islamabad over the issue of forced abduction, torture, and harassment of the people of Balochistan by the Pakistani agencies.

Pic17-057 ISLAMABAD: Feb17- Vice President of Pakistan Muslim League (N) Maryam Nawaz addressing during the protest of relatives of missing persons at D-Chowk in Federal Capital. ONLINE PHOTO by Waseem Khan

Scores of protesters were seen shouting slogans on Tuesday against the Pakistani establishment and demanding the recovery of their loved ones who have illegally abducted by the army.

Speaking at the protest in Islamabad, one of the Baloch victims said: “I am a Baloch daughter. I don’t have any affiliation with political or social organisation. I have not come here from Balochistan to deliver a speech. I can’t afford to come to the capital of the country for no reason. Unfortunately, I belong to a generation which has witnessed not but atrocities but also troubled times. You must have heard about Bosnia and Palestine but I have seen Balochistan.”

“I have not come here to serve any agenda; I have come here as a victim. My brother and cousin have been missing for one year. Since 2001 ethnic cleansing is taking place in Balochistan. They have not even spared Sindhis and Pashtuns.”