Pak lawyer who fought for unlawfully held is abducted

Islamabad: A Pakistani lawyer known for pursuing cases of those unlawfully detained by the country’s security agencies was abducted overnight from his home in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, his son said on Tuesday.
According to the son, several armed men in plainclothes knocked on the gate of the family’s home on Monday night. When the family opened the door, the men barged in and snatched his father, Inamur Rehman, shoved him into a car and then sped away.
Rehman, a lawyer and a retired military officer, was never a threat to anyone, said the son, Husnain Inam. He refused to speculate on who was behind the abduction.
“We are still in a state of shock,” said Inam, adding that the family was too terrified to cry out for help during the abduction. Inam, a college teacher, said he’s formally reporting the abduction to the police. No government official could immediately be reached to comment.
Rehman has been vocal critic of Pakistani security agencies and has also represented several people detained by the country’s military-backed spy agency in recent years. (AP)

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