Monday, 21 December 2009

Ghaffar Langav relatives demand Supreme Court intervention

QUETTA: The relatives of Baloch nationalist leader Ghaffar Langav, who has been allegedly whisked away by government agencies, have appealed to the Chief Justice of Pakistan for taking immediate action against government agencies for illegal detention of Ghaffar Langav.

Relatives and family members of Ghaffar Langav made this appeal while addressing a press conference at Quetta press club on Sunday.

They alleged that Mr. Langav was picked up by government agencies from Karachi on December 11 from a hospital where his wife was admitted.
“We are completely unaware about whereabouts of Ghaffar Langove”, they said, adding if he was not recovered soon his life might be in danger because according to them Mr. Langav has been put in a torture cell, where he’s believed to be suffering extreme torture like thousands of other Baloch forced-disappeared persons.

They said that previously he was arrested by government agencies but he was acquitted from all charges by the court.

They said that if Ghaffar Langav was involved in any unlawful activity then he should be produced before court of law in accordance with the constitution of country so that he could prove his innocence.

“We appeal Chief Justice of Pakistan to take notice of his abduction and get him recovered”, they added.
They warned that if Ghaffar Langav was not recovered within a week they would resort to massive protests and would lay a siege of Governor Secretariat and Chief Minister Balochistan house.

To a query, they vehemently rejected news items published in some section of press about release of Ghaffar Langav and asked media persons to avoid publishing such baseless news.


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