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Missing peace activist in Pakistan returns home after 7 months

A Pakistani peace activist campaigning for better Indo-Pak ties has returned home, seven months after he mysteriously went missing, according to a media report today.


PTI Pakistan
Updated: 20-07-2018 15:36 IST

A Pakistani peace activist campaigning for better Indo-Pak ties has returned home, seven months after he mysteriously went missing, according to a media report today.

Raza Mahmood Khan, a convener of Aghaz-i-Dosti -- a friendship initiative between Indian and Pakistani youths -- was allegedly picked up on December 2, 2017 from his Model Colony residence in Lahore by some men in plain clothes.

The police are, however, tight lipped about where the 40-year-old social activist was found, the Dawn News reported.

Following Khan's 'enforced disappearance', human rights activists, friends and family had been agitating for his release, condemning attempts to silence and harass those speaking up for peace and human rights, the report said.

Quoting Mohammad Imran, Superintendent of Police, Investigation Model Town, the report said the Punjab police had recovered Khan 10 days ago and he is in good health.

Enforced disappearances are common in Pakistan. According to a recent Express Tribune report, a total of 4,608 cases of enforced disappearances have come to light from 2011 till December 2017 in the country.

The report further suggested that approximately 2,257 cases had been resolved after the whereabouts of those reported missing had been traced.

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COUNTRY : Pakistan

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