The pain of a father missing his son
Amina Masood Janjua, chairperson of rights group Defence of Human Rights Pakistan posted on her Facebook today highlighting another case of a “disappeared” person in Pakistan. She wrote,
“Sher Zaman khan came to DHR to inquire after his disappeared son Akber Khan. Akber was a student of intermediate in 2011 when his village in Ghalani, Mohmand agency was raided and as many as 30 to 35 men were rounded up and disappeared.
From 7th April 2011 to date, five years have completed and even now no whereabouts are known. Baba Sher Zaman is weak, lives hand to mouth and old, doesn’t have any means to struggle for the release of his son. DHR is pursuing the case in the courts as well as on the streets.”
Distressed families seek support from Amina who helps file First Information Reports (FIR) when a person goes missing
Amina’s own husband disappeared during a bus journey in 2005 and has not been seen since, watch video and read article,
“Video: Amina Masood Janjua, voice of missing persons”
“Disappeared in Pakistan: Wife marks 10th anniversary and calls for Masood Janjua to be freed”
Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad. She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.