QUETTA: Political workers, lawyers, human rights activists and members of civil society have condemned the kidnapping of three girls in Karachi and called on the government to take immediate measures to get them freed.
A large number of the activists assembled outside the press club here on Saturday to protest against the kidnapping. Holding banners and placards, the protesters shouted slogans against the kidnapping and for the recovery of the girls who hailed from Awaran district.
The girls were kidnapped from outside their home in Bhangoria Goth in Karachi’s Azizabad area.
According to reports, the girls have been taken to Shikarpur where they are allegedly in the custody of an influential landlord.
Addressing the protesters, Jamila Baloch of the Balochistan National Party condemned the kidnapping and called upon political parties and rights organisations to raise their voice against it.
Javed Baloch, a students’ leader, accused the Sindh government of doing little in recovery of the girls.
Advocate Sabira Islam said the girls belonged to a poor family.
The speakers called upon the chief justice of Supreme Court to take suo motu notice of the kidnapping.
Sami Zarkoon, organiser of Civil Society Balochistan, also spoke.
Published in Dawn, October 18th , 2015
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