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Investigators make progress in Dr Salman Haider kidnapping probe - Geo News, Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Authorities have made progress in the investigation of the abduction of rights activist and Fatima Jinnah University professor Dr Salman Haider, who disappeared from Islamabad on Friday night. Sources told Geo News on Monday that the Safe ...and more »

Pakistan: Bloggers Feared Abducted - Human Rights Watch

Update 1/11/2017: Prominent social activist Samar Abbas, the head of the Civil Progressive Alliance Pakistan, reportedly went missing in Islamabad on January 7, 2017, and is feared to have been abducted. The government has provided no new information ...and more »

Pakistani civil society alarmed over the disappearance of liberal activists - Deutsche Welle

Renowned rights activist and university professor Salman Haider disappeared from the capital Islamabad on Friday, according to his relatives and human rights organizations. Authorities have ordered an investigation into his possible kidnapping, but ...and more »

Disappearances spark fears of crackdown on leftwing dissent in Pakistan - The Guardian

Four social media activists with outspoken, secular and anti-military views have gone missing in Pakistan in recent days, sparking fears of a crackdown on leftwing dissenters. Pakistan's intelligence agencies have a history of illegal detentions and of ...and more »

Pakistan pressed over 'abducted' activists - BBC News

Hundreds of people have held protests across Pakistan to demand the authorities trace four activists who have gone missing in the past week. No group has said it is holding them. All four aired views critical of the military or militancy on social media.and more »

Concern over fate of missing Pakistani activists - Aljazeera.com

At least four activists known for their liberal views on social media have gone missing in Pakistan this week, according to relatives and workers of nongovernmental organisations. A cybersecurity NGO said two of the men, Waqas Goraya and Asim Saeed, ...and more »

Pakistan's Missing Human Rights Activists - The Diplomat

Salman Haider — a Pakistani poet, human rights activist, and academic — wrote an Urdu poem in July last year highlighting the disappearances of activists and his friends in Pakistan's Balochistan province. Ironically, he also predicted in his poem ...and more »

Missing activists - DAWN.com

THE sanitised language — 'missing persons', 'the disappeared', etc — cannot hide an ugly truth: the state of Pakistan continues to be suspected of involvement in the disappearance and illegal detentions of a range of private citizens. Now, with the ...and more »

Rights groups urge Pakistan to probe disappearances of bloggers - Deutsche Welle (blog)

Human Rights Watch said the near-simultaneous disappearance of four activists in Pakistan raised concerns of government involvement. The US-based watchdog said the four men had been critical of both militant groups like the Taliban as well as the ...and more »

PPP submits notice in NA over Salman Haider's disappearance - The Express Tribune

Pakistan Peoples Party parliamentarians submitted a notice in the National Assembly Secretariat on Monday regarding the disappearance of poet, social activist and professor Salman Haider. MNAs Dr Nafisa Shah, Syed Naveed Qamar, Dr Azra Fazal, ...and more »