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Larkana: Hunger-strike for recovery of Sindhi missing persons has entered its second day.

The hunger-strike is staged by the family members of Sindhi missing persons in front of Larkana press club.

According to the details received by the Balochistan post, hunger-strike camp has been organised by Shazia Chandio, sister of missing Sindhi activist, Aqib Chandio.

The protesters aim to observe hunger-strike for three continuous days. Family members of other missing persons are also participating in the hunger-strike.

Members from different nationalist organisations and rights activist continue to visit the camp and have showed solidarity with the protesters.

Voice for missing persons of Sindh, a campaign group comprised mostly of families of missing activists, arranges such protests and sit-ins for recover of missing activists.

They accuse Pakistani secret agencies of picking up their loved ones and holding them in undisclosed detention centers.

This week, A senior official of Amnesty International had also confirmed existence of thousands of enforced disappearances cases in Pakistan.

Omar Waraich, Deputy South Asia Director of Amnesty International, had said that enforced disappearances has been a problem in Pakistan for a very long time and intensification in these crimes have worryingly been observed in last few years.

He added: ‘People are being disappeared from all parts of the country for expressing the peaceful human rights. We have seen disappearances from Balochistan, Sindh’s Karachi, Punjab and other major cities’.

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