Lawyer kidnapped, tortured in Pindi
RAWALPINDI: No letup in torture on legal fraternity as unknown culprits on Thursday kidnapped District Bar Association’s former General Secretary Sardar Manzir Bashir, subjected him to severe torture and later threw him at Shahpur on Adyala Road. According to DBA General Secretary Malik Zaheer Arshad, Sardar Manzar Bashir left his home for Katcheri Thursday morning but was kidnapped at 9am near Rawalpindi Medical College (RMC) by unidentified kidnappers.
The kidnappers detained the senior lawyers for two hours and subjected him to severe torture and later threw him at Shahpur Village on Adyala Road, he added. Rescue 1122, shifted the unconscious lawyer to Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH) where doctors cured. The condition of Sardar Manzar was started to be out of danger, he said. A case has also been filed against the unknown kidnappers with Police Station (PS) Khan, DBA General Secretary informed.
“DBA has strongly condemned the brutal act and demanded Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry to take suo moto notice on the ongoing violence against the lawyers” he said adding that DBA also wrote letters to IG Punjab and IG Islamabad to provide adequate security to legal fraternity.
Station House Officer (SHO) PS Waris Khan Raja Musaddiq could not be contacted immediately for his point of view on the issue.