Four Abducted Pakistani Rights Activists Return Home – Voice of America


Four of the five Pakistani rights campaigners and bloggers, who mysteriously disappeared from several cities earlier this month, have returned home.

Police, relatives and sources confirmed Saturday that noted rights defender Salman Haider rejoined his family.

“He is fine and safe,” said family members who refused to offer further comments on his whereabouts and the motive for his kidnapping.

Haider, a progressive poet and university lecturer, was on his way home late on January 6 when unknown men intercepted his car just outside the national capital of Islamabad and took him away.

Three other missing activists, Ahmed Raza Naseer, Asim Sayeed and Waqas Goraya, have also been freed and rejoined their families. They were also abducted from in and around the eastern city of Lahore within the first week of January.

Family members were not immediately available to…



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