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PU Assist. Prof. Dr. Ghalib Ata still ‘missing’

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He was arrested from his home allegedly by Counter Terrorism Department in Dec 2015

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LAHORE: Punjab University Institute of Administrative Sciences Assistance Professor Dr. Ghalib Ata is under illegal detention for more than one year and two months, sources said.
The professor was held allegedly by the officials of the Counter Terrorism Department in mid December 2015 and he is still ‘missing’.
As per the law CTD is bound to produce an accused within 90 days for trial before a court of law. This is a serious violation of the law in case of Dr Ata, said a legal expert.
In Dec. 2015, soon after Dr. Ata went ‘missing’ PU Academic Staff Association held two meetings and issued statement to the media for his early release but to no affect.
Dr. Ata’s 12-year-old son Abdullah, who is in trauma since his father went ‘missing’, he daily waits for his father’s return. He is not happy with his uncles and aunts (PU teachers and students), who he assumes forgot his father. No group of teachers put the issue of justice with Dr. Ata’s in their agenda for PU ASA Elections 2017.
Further, PU IAS administration has deleted the name and picture of Dr. Ata from its prospectus for the sake of ‘repute’ of the institution, where he served for around 15 years.

However, Dr. Ghalib Ata’s son Abdullah couldn’t delete his memory. He is waiting for his father anxiously and he has appealed the Governor, CM, IG Police and CTD for his father’s release or initiating a court trial giving the family and the accused to defend his case.

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