Hazara leader Tahir Khan’s son has been released after his abduction two days ago. Athar Khan was released on the night of June 10 after protests and demonstrations against his abduction were held in Quetta city. A social media campaign under the hashtag #FreeAtharHazara was also used to demand his instant release.
Ather Khan has just been released. However rest of the demands of Quetta Yakjehti Council has not been met.
Spoke to Tahir Khan Hazara & he confirms that his son Athar has been released. Profound gratitude to all for supporting #FreeAtharHazara
— Mohammad Taqi (@mazdaki) June 10, 2015
The abduction came a day after Tahir Khan made a speech indicting the State of Pakistan and the security agencies in the ‘sectarian’ killings of the members of the Hazara community.