Arsalan Khan picked up from dwelling, Amnesty expresses issues

Social media activist and journalist Arsalan Khan. — Twitter/asif_mush

After social media activist Arsalan Khan was picked up from his residence in Karachi within the wee hours of Friday, Amnesty Worldwide mentioned it was “deeply involved” concerning the incident.

“Pakistan should finish this abhorrent apply of punishing dissent by wrenching folks away from their family members,” Amnesty mentioned in a tweet after Khan was picked up at 4am.

The human rights watchdog urged the newly-appointed Inter-Ministerial Committee on Lacking Individuals to be aware of the “jarring disconnect between what they’re saying and what’s really occurring on the bottom”.

The committee — headed by Legislation Minister Azam Nazeer Tarrar — was fashioned final month, with members together with Minister for Inside Rana Sanaullah, Minister for Poverty Alleviation and Social Security Shazia Marri, Minister for Communication Asad Mehmood, Minister for Defence Manufacturing Muhammad Israr Tareen, Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Faisal Ali Subzwari and Minister for Science and Know-how Agha Hassan Baloch.

The social media activist’s spouse, in accordance with Geo Information, mentioned round “14 to fifteen authorities officers barged into their home within the wee hours and pointed weapons on the members of the family”.

“Arsalan was picked up regardless of being harmless. The federal government officers took him with them inform of my kids,” the social media activist’s spouse lamented.

The spouse mentioned she requested the explanation behind choosing up Khan. “I used to be advised that his crime is writing an excessive amount of on social media and being outspoken.”

“I urge all of the related establishments to take discover of this problem and assist us,” she added.

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