Salman Haider’s ‘kidnap’ case hangs in balance

The police say they have no knowledge where Haider had been during the three weeks of his disappearance

Arsalan Altaf February 07, 2017
Salman Haider. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

ISLAMABAD: The investigation into the disappearance of a writer and academic has hardly progressed because neither the family nor police have been pursuing the case.

Salman Haider had gone missing on January 6 from the Korang Town area and returned to his home on the night of January 27. But ever since his return, neither the police nor the family have said a word about what happened to Haider and who his kidnappers were, if any.

Missing activist Salman Haider returns home

The police say they have no knowledge where Haider had been during the three weeks of his disappearance, adding they had no role in Haider’s recovery because they claim he returned to his home on his own.

For the first two days after Haider’s return, police said that they tried to approach him to record his statement but the family had denied them access, saying he was not in a position to give any statement.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 7th, 2017.


Feroz | 5 years ago | Reply This simply is a very selfish gesture and does not help the cause of hundreds or thousands of others who do not have anyone including civil right activists to champion their cause, find where they are or get them released.This is an attitude of I take care of myself, others and society be damned.
numbersnumbers | 5 years ago | Reply Curious that Pakistan's "world's best" Agencies have not been asked about his disappearance!
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