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Demo held over ‘missing’ son of journalist

Pakistan Press Foundation

KARACHI: A protest demonstration was held outside the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday against the disappearance of a senior journalist’s son.

The participants in the demonstration, including journalists, writers and poets, demanded immediate release of Sarwech Pirzado, the son of senior journalist and poet Lutf Pirzado.

Mr Pirzado told Dawn that his son was employed in a pharmaceutical firm in the Saddar area and he supplied equipment to different laboratories.

He said that on Sept 11 Sarwech went to the Empress Market on a motorcycle to supply medical equipment but did not return home. The following day, he said, the family and the firm approached the Preedy police station, but it did not lodge a report of his missing.

On Sept 17, a Preedy police official called the family to record their statement but when they reached there, the police official refused to do so, he said, adding that the officer asked the relatives to get the mobile phone record from the Citizens-Police Liaison Committee, where an application had also been submitted to this effect.

“If my son is involved in any criminal activity, his arrest should be notified and he should be produced in court,” he said.

He added that his son had no affiliation with any political party, but he might have some acquaintances in a Sindhi nationalist party.