The relatives of missing persons on Wednesday night said they will not drink water or eat anything till their loved ones are released from the alleged custody of the intelligence agencies.
As more families from Balochistan and Southern Punjab arrived at the camp for release of missing persons, the encamped protestor including elderly men and women decided to go on a hunger strike. One of the women, whose three sons are missing, went ill twice due to low blood pressure.
She was being given medical supplies at the camp by the paramedics at the spot as she refused to leave the camp. The families said they will not eat or drink until they are reunited with their husbands, sons, brothers and fathers.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 23rd, 2012.