Civil Rights questions in Pakistan

Reuters report, ‘A fifth Pakistani social activist has gone missing from the capital Islamabad, a colleague said on Wednesday, days after four other campaigners disappeared in a way that has alarmed supporters of free speech. Samar Abbas, president of the Civil Progressive Alliance of Pakistan (CPAP), an anti-extremism activist group, went missing on Saturday, according to Talib Raza, who worked with him at the Karachi-based organisation . . . The United Nations and international human rights organisations, including Human Rights Watch, on Wednesday also voiced concerns about the disappearance. The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights highlighted in a statement the difficulties surrounding free expression in Pakistan. Human rights lawyer Jibran Nasir has filed an application with Pakistan’s Supreme Court requesting judicial intervention. The Supreme Court has not yet responded to his request.’  click here