PPP-SB, STP and JUI leaders warn of spreading the protest to entire province if the boy is not recovered safely within two days.
By Nazeer Malik
A large number of political and social activists took out rallies and staged demonstration here on Friday to condemn the police for its failure to recover a 2-year boy kidnapped some ten days back.
The boy, Abdul Ahad son of Abdul Qayoom Bhatti, was abducted from Shaikh Mohalla of Ubauro by two unidentified persons riding a bicycle. It is said that the kidnappers have demanded ransom for releasing the child, however his father, an employee of a private company, is unable to meet the kidnappers’ demand.
The protest rallies were organized by political parties and religious organizations – Pakistan Peoples’ Party (Shaheed Bhutto), Sindh Taraqi Pasand Party and Jamiat Ulma-e-Islam. The rallies were taken out from different localities of town and turned into big demonstration outside local press club where the protesters staged sit-in.
Speaking on this occasion, the PPP-SB leaders Ali Nawaz Sapiyo, Sodho Khan Chawhan, STP leader Jam Abdul Fattah Samejo and JUI leader Maulana Abdul Saboor Gurgage, condemning the police failure, warned the administration and the police authorities of widening the scope of protest if the boy was not recovered safely within two days.
The political leaders said that lawlessness has increased in Ubauro and surrounding areas and the crime incidents are occurring frequently but the police have remained indifferent to such a grave situation. According to protesting leaders, the kidnappers have demanded ransom of ten million rupees for releasing the child but the parents have no resources to pay the ransom.
“Today’s peaceful protest is a clear message to the police and administration to recover the kidnapped boy or otherwise the scope of protest would spread to entire province,” the political leaders warned.