Karachi: Leaders of the minority Christian community have alleged that 24 of their youths have been picked up by mysteriously masked security officials since 30 March from a Christian neighbourhood in Karachi.
Members of Christian community based out of Karachi in Pakistan met District Inspector on Friday to inform about mysterious disappearances of Christians and “raids” conducted in Youhanabad.
Residents of Youhanabad Christian colony, located in Gulshan-i-Iqbal Block 13-G, protested against disappearances of young Christian men.
The members alleged that within a span of few weeks, 24 young Christian men were picked up by police on various pretexts or sometimes without any clarifications.
The leaders claimed that the families of the missing youths have alleged that the disappearance started from 30 March when six youths were picked up.
They informed the police officials that the affected Christian families in the Youhandabad neighbourhood of Gulshan-e-Iqbal say that on 15 April, four youths were arrested and on 8 May, 14 youngsters were made to disappear.
According to the residents of the neighbourhood in question, these men who appear to be security officials, show up wearing masks in the dead of the night, riding in cars without licence plates. They break down doors across the neighbourhood and enter homes with reckless abandon.
The affected families claimed that the 14 youths who were arrested on the night of 8 May are still missing.