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An Era of Enforced Disappearances – Where is Raza Khan?

05/01/2018

The Human Lens

Human rights defender Raza Mahmood Khan missing

On 2 December 2017, Pakistani peace activist Raza Mahmood Khan went missing from his residence in Lahore city in the Punjab province. Raza Mahmood Khan is a peace activist and Pakistan convener of Aaghaz-e-Dosti (Beginning of Friendship), an organisation that promotes peace-building between India and Pakistan. He is also a team member of Hum Sab Aik Hai (We Are All One), an organisation that aims to promote equality between citizens of all classes and religions. In addition, he organizes civil society events aimed at reducing religious extremism in Pakistan.

On 2 December 2017, Raza Mahmood Khan organised an event at a public space, Lowkey Lokai,to voice opinions against a 20 day sit-in by protesters who are demanding the resignation of the federal law minister for allegedly blasphemous statements, and a strict adherence to the country’s severe blasphemy laws. Khan was last seen by…

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