PTI UC chairman goes missing


A PTI UC chairman has gone missing in Karachi after attending a party protest against enforced disappearances outside the Karachi Press Club (KPC) yesterday evening, family and police said on Saturday.

Mohammed Salman, the general secretary of PTI Sindh’s social media wing and chairman-elect of Union Council-8 at Burnes Road has been missing since Friday evening, his brother Muhammad Rauf told.Rauf said his brother had left their home in the New Chali neighbourhood of the city on March 31 at 4pm to attend the party protest at the Karachi Press Club, but when he phoned his brother for Iftar, his cell phone was off.

Rauf added that he spoke with Salman’s friends who confirmed that he attended the rally.
He went missing in the evening and was allegedly taken away from the area, Rauf said.He said he considered his brother’s “enforced disappearance” as part of the alleged crackdown on PTI activists, as “so far four other social media activists have been taken away from Karachi only”.