US plea to locate Dr Sarki
Dawn, June 26, 2006
WASHINGTON, June 25: The US administration and some lawmakers are reported to have urged Pakistan to find a Pakistani-American who was taken from his house in Karachi in February this year and has not been heard from since.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, co-chair of the Pakistan Caucus on Capitol Hill, brought Ambassador Mahmud A. Durrani out of a seminar earlier this week to meet the missing man's wife, Paras Sarki, and asked him to help find her husband.
Later, she also got in touch with the US State Department, seeking their help to find Dr Safdar Sarki, a Sindhi political worker, who was taken from his residence in Karachi, allegedly by local law-enforcement personnel.
The State Department is also believed to have conveyed its concern to the Pakistan Embassy in Washington, saying that Dr Sarki is a US national and it is the duty of the US administration to protect all its citizens.
In his meeting with Mrs Sarki, Ambassador Durrani assured her that he would do his best to find out as to what happened to her husband.