Reham Khan, the ex-wife of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, has revealed that the Pakistan government has been orchestrating forced abductions of the Sindhi social activist and nationalists.
In a video posted on Twitter by the Central Spokesman of Baloch Republican Party Sher Muhammad Bugti, Reham Khan spoke about the disappearances in Pakistan’s Sindh province and said, “The abduction of Sindhi social activists and Sindhi nationalists is a grave injustice. They should be treated as per the constitution and law of the state. The families of these disappeared people need closure as to whether they are alive or dead.”
Showing a bunch of papers containing a list of missing persons, Khan emphasised how the forced abduction of people from Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has now spread to the Sindh region of the country, with a number of Sindhi activists going ‘missing’ without ever being found.
— Sher Mohammad Bugti (@SherM_BRP) September 11, 2018
Blaming the mainstream media, Khan pointed out that these disappearances are only talked about on social media with government turning a blind eye to such reports.
“We talk about human rights violations in other parts of the world like Palestine. We cry foul over Kashmir but we never look within our own country. We should first look inwards at the rights violation in Pakistan.”
Further, Khan stressed that “if the missing people are criminal, who are picked up by the law enforcement agencies then they should be brought to the court, there should be convictions, prosecution and a proper legal course should be followed, so that their families are able to find a mental closure.”
Replying to the video, Khan said “Enforced disappearances must STOP!! Due judicial process must be followed. Now Sindhi missing persons added to the list of human rights violations.”
Enforced disappearances must STOP!!
Due judicial process must be followed.
Now Sindhi missing persons added to the list of human rights violations. https://t.co/mekAcnnbgJ
— Reham Khan (@RehamKhan1) September 11, 2018
Reham Khan is a Libyan-born British Pakistani journalist, who married Pakistan cricketer turned Prime Minister Imran Khan in 2015. However, the couple divorced within a year of their marriage. Her recently released biography whipped up a political storm in Pakistan. In the book, she wrote in detail about the behind-the-scenes political atmosphere of Pakistan.
(With ANI Inputs)