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Another activist missing?

Published Jan 11, 2017 06:22am


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ISLAMABAD: Another activist, Civil Progressive Alliance Pakistan (CPAP) President Samar Abbas has reportedly gone missing from the federal capital.

Mr Abbas is an activist based in Karachi who belongs to various forums that have been raising their voice voicing against atrocities committed against minority groups in the country. He recently participated in the Clean Karachi campaign alongside the late Junaid Jamshed.

According to CPAP General Secretary Syed Talib Abbas, Samar Abbas travelled to Islamabad from Karachi on business, as he also ran an IT firm.

“He was continuously in touch with his family, but on Saturday (Jan 7), his mobile phone was switched off. The family has not heard from him since,” he said.

He said Samar, 40, is married and has two children; a boy and a girl. According to Talib Abbas, Samar’s family will lodge an FIR against his disappearance on today (Wednesday).

Published in Dawn, January 11th, 2017

Comments (16) Closed

My 2 cents Jan 11, 2017 11:17am

What has gone worng with the country......where is democarcy, rule of law and parliment - there silence fears me more than these disappearences....

Sunny - Pakistan Jan 11, 2017 11:42am

May he returns home soon and safe! Ameen

Anon Jan 11, 2017 12:29pm

What is going on?!

KHAN Jan 11, 2017 12:38pm


faisal Jan 11, 2017 12:57pm

@My 2 cents, you don't know reality

My 2 cents Jan 11, 2017 02:17pm

@faisal Gulity as accused - please enlighten us mere mortals - what and where is the reality?

SDA Jan 11, 2017 03:18pm

I pray for his safe return.

AW Jan 11, 2017 03:21pm

No questions and no answers! Fear seems to be spreading due to unexplained disappearances

Farrukh Jan 11, 2017 03:31pm

This is disturbing. People losing complete trust in state is very very alarming!

M. Emad Jan 11, 2017 03:57pm

2017 seems the 'year of missing activists' !

MoTh Jan 11, 2017 06:21pm

These are new developments indeed.

Pak Jan 11, 2017 06:48pm

When will this pattern of missing persons end ? I ask PTI, PPP, JI AND ALL PARTIES to join hands against this menace, to run a campaign like they are for Panamagate and not rest till all are recovered and this practice is completely STOPPED forever. I pray all missing persons come back to their families safe and sound very soon Ameen

Riaz Ahmad Jan 11, 2017 08:27pm

@My 2 cents If the people of Pakistan had voted for democracy, you would have had the rule of law, a active and functioning parliament that serves the interest of the people, and there would not have been any silence, loud alarm bells would be ringing in government circles. state apparatus would have gone in to an over drive. You vote for the corrupt and abusers of power and people's trust time and again, they did not come to power by force, you have brought them to power several times, so what is happening is precisely what you all repeatedly vote for.

Muslim Medina Jan 11, 2017 09:30pm

And we are told that terrorism is nearing extinction. Instead of building motorways, the Federal Government should spend money on law and order situation in the country. Had these kind of crimes committed here in Canada, the government would immediately take action.

Mulazim h ussain Jan 11, 2017 10:22pm

Very sorry state of affairs in the capital!

Bashir kashmiri Jan 12, 2017 01:22am

@Muslim Medina problem is that your government is run by the abductors