Journalist missing since five-day -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Journalist missing since five-day

KARACHI — A Staff Reporter of a regional language newspaper, Mushtaq Sarki was missing from Thursday, December 15, 2005. His family member believed that he must have been kidnapped. A First Information Report (FIR) was lodged in Sharah-e-Faisal police station.

Talking to Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) on Tuesday, December 20, 2005, his younger brother, Ashfaq said, Mushtaq with his friend, Majid Khakhrani were going to Hyderabad from Karachi in the car. That was later recovered from superhighway (road connecting two cities) indicating no whereabouts of missing persons.

Mushtaq was working for Daily Awami Awaz (a Sindhi newspaper) Karachi and recently he was on leave, said Dr. Jabbar Khattak, Chief Editor of Daily Awami Awaz.

Mushtaq Sarki, aged 26, has four younger brothers and one sister. They live in Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Karachi. While his father live in interior Sindh.

According to Chief Reporter of Daily Awami Awaz, Qasim Rajpar, journalists staged a protest at Jacobabad Press Club against kidnapping of Mushtaq Sarki. He further said that in a meeting with Secretary General of Pakistan Federation Union of Journalists Mazhar Abass, PFUJ assured to raise this issue in next session of Sindh Assembly.
Reported by Kashif Hassan; Tariq Ahmed Saeedi
Source: Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)
Date:12/20/2005