Calls for Release of Liaquat Ali Shaikh

The Asia Pacific Greens Network (APGN) requests the release by the Pakistani authorities of Mr. Liaquat Ali Shaikh, Chairperson of the Pakistan Green Party. 

On September 19, 2012 Liaquat was arrested in Jacobabad City, Sindh Province, Pakistan, while overseeing the distribution of relief materials for flood-affected people.  Mr.Ajiz Jakharni is thought to have verbally ordered the arrest and no official charge has been made nor case registered against Liaquat so far.  Since the time of arrestLiaquat has had no access to communication and his exact whereabouts are unknown.  It is feared that Liaquat may be subject to physical torture during his detention.

The Asia Pacific Greens Network urgently requests the international community to take action to ensure transparency and accountability in Liaquat’s detention and the preservation of his human rights. 

For further information, please contact Ms. Keli Yen, APGN Convener at[email protected]

The APGN is a federation of national Green parties, social and environmental organizations from countries across Asia and Oceania and serves as a medium for the cultivation of green policies and the realization of the Global Greens Charter.  The APGN is a member of the Global Greens.

 

Attached below are formal statements from the Global Greens and the Green Party California for Liaquat's release.

Pakistan Green Party