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Friday July 12, 2024

Hidayat Lohar’s murder shocks HRCP

HRCP demanded a prompt and transparent investigation into Lohar’s murder

By Our Correspondent
February 17, 2024
Schoolteacher and political activist Hidayat Lohar can be seen on July 14, 2023. — Facebook/Hidayat Lohar
Schoolteacher and political activist Hidayat Lohar can be seen on July 14, 2023. — Facebook/Hidayat Lohar

LAHORE: The HRCP is shocked to learn that schoolteacher and political activist Hidayat Lohar has been murdered in a target killing by unknown persons.

In a statement issued here on Friday, the HRCP said that given that Lohar was forcibly disappeared for two years himself and that his family was notable activists for victims of enforced disappearances in Sindh, this incident must be taken seriously. It demanded a prompt and transparent investigation into Lohar’s murder. The HRCP will hold a protest led by Chairperson Asad Iqbal Butt on Saturday (today) at 4pm outside the Karachi Press Club in solidarity with Lohar’s family.