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Missing Pakistani peace activist returns home, friends say

Prime News, International  (Lahore), July 21:-  A peace activist who disappeared last year after criticising Pakistan’s military has returned to his home in the eastern province of Punjab, his friends said on Friday.

Liberals have long criticised what they see as the military’s use of militant factions to further political and security objectives. The army denies sponsoring such factions but regards security policy as its responsibility.

Raza Mehmood Khan, 40, a member of the Aghaz-i-Dosti (Start of Friendship) group that works to build peace with arch-rival India, had not been heard from since Dec.2.

His family had filed a writ of habeas corpus in a court in the eastern city of Lahore in the belief that he had been unlawfully detained by unknown authorities.

But on Friday, one of his friends, Ali Aftab Saeed, said Khan had returned. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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