Two doctors have gone missing in Pakistan and are believed to be in the custody of the country's intelligence agencies for their alleged links with a banned religious organisation.
Lahore's King Edward Medical University (KEMC) Pro Vice-Chancellor Asad Aslam said two doctors of Mayo Hospital - Muhammad Javed and Hafiz Muhammad Adnan - went missing on March 14. Both doctors were returning home after their night duty.
Both doctors are graduates of KEMU and belong to south Punjab. A "kidnapping" case has been registered against unidentified men with the Lahore police.
Two doctors are being held by the Counter Terrorism Department, Express Tribune reported, citing police sources
Jam Muhammad Rizwan, brother of Adnan, told police his brother was abducted when he left for home on March 14.
"No one from the government is helping us to trace both doctors. Since they work in the public sector hospital it is the duty of the government to ensure their safe recovery," he said.
Sources said that both doctors have been picked up by the intelligence agencies for their alleged links with a banned religious organisation. However, the name of the organisation is not known.
"They are being interrogated for their connection with the organisation which has waged war against the law enforcement agencies in the country," the sources said, adding both doctors might be presented before police for registration of FIR in case their alleged link to the outfit is established.