Mother wails outside court for ‘missing’ son – 11 Feb 2023

Claims Furqan was whisked away from work by men in uniform in 2015

The mother of a missing person broke down outside the Sindh High Court on Friday, as the provincial court continues to hear cases pertaining to missing persons.

The woman said that she had been coming to the court for the last eight years but there was no trace of her son, Muhammad Furqan, an employee at the Karachi Port Trust.

She claimed that Furqan was whisked away from work by men in uniform in 2015. Despite assurances of the NHRC and formation of joint investigation team (JIT), Furqan remains missing, she said.

“If he is alive, show me his face. If he is dead, then had over his remains,” she said while crying uncontrollably.


Sindh High Court Chief Justice Ahmed Ali Shaikh issued on Friday a written order on petitions regarding deaths, allegedly due to toxic fumes, in Keamari’s Ali Muhammad Goth while directing the Sindh police chief to ensure a transparent investigation.

In the written order, the court observed that its questions weren’t answered satisfactorily.

The Kaemari deputy commissioner said no one was killed except family members of Khadim Hussain. The written order noted that there was a contradiction in the statements of Kemari DC and the Sindh police chief.

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