Two days after they were allegedly 'picked up' by men in plain clothes and in police uniform, a Karachi University student and his younger brother returned home on Saturday, a family member confirmed. A second KU student who had also gone missing also returned home.
Mumtaz Sajidi, 22, a final-year student of the KU international relations department, and his 18-year-old brother, intermediate student Kamran Sajidi, were whisked away from their home in Madhu Goth off University Road in a pre-dawn raid on Thursday. They hail from Balochistan.
On the same day, Saif Dada Baloch, an MPhil student of agriculture sciences at KU, was also taken away from his home in Madhu Goth.
“All I can say that my both brothers, Mumtaz and Kamran have returned home,” said their brother, Naeem Sajidi in a brief conversation with Dawn.
“They were both were safe,” he added, without elaborating further.
Saif Dada Baloch has also returned to his home in Madhu Goth, Naeem added.
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) had expressed serious concerns over the kidnapping incidents and demanded the production of the young students in court.
“So far we know that Mumtaz was only participating in demonstrations. You cannot spot people only for raising voice for any action they believe is not right. It’s an alarming trend and we demand the immediate recovery of these youngsters. The fresh incidents would not help anyone’s cause, but it would worsen the already fragile situation,” said Asad Iqbal Butt of the HRCP.