Activist Jibran Nasir Released, A Day After Abduction

Activist Jibran Nasir Released, A Day After Abduction
Activist Jibran Nasir returned home on Friday, a day after he was abducted by some 15 armed men, police and family sources said.

Dawn quoted South Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Syed Asad Raza as saying that the activist has reached home safely, adding that police would now take the activist's statement.

It is yet to be ascertained as to who the kidnappers or their motives were, but Jibran had opposed the crackdown on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers and the legal process that followed.

Jibran thanks well-wishers

Meanwhile, the activist thanked all those who raised their voice for him after his sudden disappearance.

"I have returned home safe due to the prayers and efforts of my friends and companions," he said in a twitter post.

"I am undeterred and will continue the struggle," Jibran added.


Mansha Pasha – the activist's wife –  took to twitter on Thursday to reveal the news about his abduction by at least a dozen unidentified men.

In a video message, she said that she and Jibran were heading home in their car after a dinner when they were intercepted by a white Vigo.

“They almost crashed into our car, and then some 15 plain-clothed men carrying pistols took Jibran with them,” she had said, narrating the details of the incident that occurred in Karachi.

Mansha had also shared that she had filed a complaint against the "illegal abduction" with Clifton Police. Jibran Nasir's wife had asked for due efforts to determine the whereabouts of the activist.


Following the May 9 riots, many were detained for 'maintaining peace and tranquility' by deploying the 1960 Ordinance for maintaining public order. Some 17 people were ordered to be kept in custody for 30 days vide Order No. RDM/373, dated 10 May 2023, issued by the Deputy Commissioner of Lahore.

Despite being the victims of preventative detention many times themselves, there seems to be no hesitation among Pakistan’s political class to protect the civil rights of their fellow countrymen.

Preventative detention laws, and their aggressive application onto a specific political force that has ‘fallen out of favour’, are a fundamental danger to the rights and liberties of all citizens of Pakistan, for whose protection the Constitution was framed.