On July 22, 2020, U.S. Representative and Chair of the Congressional Sindh Caucus Brad Sherman (CA-30) gave a statement on the current issue of enforced disappearances in Sindh. Rep. Sherman discussed how this problem has been escalating rapidly among Sindhis in Pakistan due to the Pakistani government. Sherman talked about the victims’ fate of enforced disappearances, mentioning how many have died after they have been announced missing.
Rep. Sherman highlighted in his statement the disappearance of Aaqib Chandio, a 20-year-old student abducted early morning in Karachi, Sindh, by a group of men in civilian and police clothing and the necessity of the case to be brought to justice by Pakistani authorities. The congressman also supported the peaceful protests of the women against enforced disappearances in Sindh, stating in the video:
“I stand in solidarity with the women who are striking in protest of the disappearance of their loved ones. We need information as to Aaqib’s whereabouts, and we must continue to push back against the persistent problem of enforced disappearances in Sindh.”
See the one minute statement here and on SAPAC’s YouTube page: