Sindhi activists meet UN Mission in Karachi: UN investigations and Tribunal trial demanded regarding the murder of Bashir Qureshi, Muzaffar Bhutto and others

Representatives of Sindh nationalist political parties and civil society activists met United Nation Mission in Karachi over the issue of enforced disappearances in the province. The activists demanded that the murders of Bashir Qureshi, Muzafar Bhutto, Sirai Qurban Khuhawar, Rooplo Choliani and many others should be investigated by UN and case should be trialed in the UN tribunal.

The representatives of Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) and Jeay Sindh Mutahida Mahaz (JSMM) held meetings with the mission and told about the missing persons, disappearances and extra judicial killings of the political activists especially nationalists in Sindh by the state security outfits.

The JSQM representatives told the mission about the poising of their leader Bashir Qureshi by the state institutions in aftermath of Freedom March held on March 23, 2012 in Karachi, which was attended by the hundreds of the thousands people from across the province.

Representatives of the both parties demanded for the UN investigations regarding the extra-judicial murders and the trial for the culprits. JSMM told the mission that 250 activists of their organization were abducted.

Various civil society leaders from Hyderabad and Karachi met the mission and shared about the two decades long story of the mishaps at the hands of the security institutions of the country in which various people were persecuted, killed and sent to exile.

The mission was also informed that those who due to various reasons could not be abducted, were either poisoned or forced to leave the country. The mission was told that poets, writers and rights activists were also being abducted along with the political activists.

The political activists who met the mission included Akash Mallah (JSQM) and Afzal Panhwar (JSMM); meanwhile civil society activists  Zulfiqar Halepoto, Punhal Sariyo and others also shared their views with the mission.

On the other hand, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah abstained Home Secretory Sindh meeting with the UN mission. He asked the secretory that he is not informed regarding the details of differences, therefore he should be informed first and the secretory should be informed later on.

Home Secretory Sindh informed CM that he will be sharing the details of 323 missing persons from Sindh with the mission. He was due to meet the mission today.

Read more details in daily Awami Awaz, Karachi. (in Sindhi)

Courtesy: Rights & Movements Updates

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