Hizb ut Tahrir Britain delegation protests the abduction, torture and incarceration of Callers for Khilafah at Pakistan High Commission.
A delegation from Hizb ut Tahrir Britain’s Pakistan Committee, namely Asif Salahuddin, Majid Hussain, Rizwan Ahmed and Hamza Ahmed, this morning presented a list of members of Hizb ut Tahrir in Pakistan that have been abducted and interned by the Pakistan government on false charges, namely as follows:
|Aga Tahir||39||Textile engineer||Married with four children||Kot Lakpat Central Jail, Lahore|
|Arshad Jamal||38||Information Technology Professional||Married with three children||Kot Lakpat Central Jail, Lahore|
|Asad Jagranvi||45||School Teacher||Married with seven children||Kot Lakpat Central Jail, Lahore|
|Dr. Iftkhar Ahmed||40||Medical doctor||Married with three children||Kot Lakpat Central Jail, Lahore|
|Kamran Sheikh||39||College Lecturer||Married with three children||Unknown|
|Manzar Aziz||57||Businessman||Married with four children||Unknown|
|Naveed Butt||47||Electronic engineer||Married with four children||Unknown|
|Saad Jagranvi||42||Businessman||Married with nine children||Kot Lakpat Central Jail, Lahore|
|Saleem Sethi||38||Masters in Journalism||Married with no children||Kot Lakpat Central Jail, Lahore|
|Shahzad Ahmad Malik||29||Electronics Engineer||Married with one child||Kot Lakpat Central Jail, Lahore|
|Shehryar Najam||33||Masters in Business Administration||Engaged for marriage||Kot Lakpat Central Jail, Lahore|
|Qamar Abbas||43||Lecturer in Economics||Married with three children||Kot Lakpat Central Jail, Lahore|
|Zeeshan Akhter||38||Textile engineer||Married with four children||Kot Lakpat Central Jail, Lahore|
Many have suffered severe torture, including sleep deprivation, merciless beatings, forced mind-altering medication and electric shocks at the hands of security agencies. Some have now been imprisoned and some remain abducted. The authorities have repeatedly denied essential medical treatment and visitation rights to those in prison. And families, friends and well-wishers of both the imprisoned and abducted have been repeatedly threatened by the security agencies.
Hizb ut Tahrir demands from the sincere Muslims in Pakistan, particularly from the people of influence within Pakistan’s judiciary, legal fraternity, security apparatus and human rights sections, to speak up now on behalf of these sincere advocates of Khilafah, in order to end the severe persecution being inflicted upon them.