Twitter broke out into a storm demanding immediate release of civil rights activist and lawyer Mohammad Jibran Nasir after he was picked up by armed individuals on Thursday, from Karachi.
Jibran’s wife, actress Mansha Pasha, revealed in a social media video that she and her husband were coming back from dinner when a white Vigo almost crashed into their car. Fifteen men armed with guns came out and took Nasir with them.
— Asma Shirazi (@asmashirazi) June 2, 2023
Twitter unrest erupted ever since the news has come out as people demand immediate release of Jibran Nasir.
A notification was issued for a protest at the Karachi Press Club at 4pm today to show solidarity against the incident.
If you can please come and demand the immediate release of Jibran Nasir today at 4 pm at the Karachi Press Club. The abducting spree the state is on is against every constitutional right. #ReleaseJibranNasir pic.twitter.com/pFipHsaSXt
— Atiya (@bhumrobhumro) June 2, 2023
PTI politician and MNA Farrukh Habib deemed Nasir’s abduction as being ‘completely against Constitution of Pakistan.’
Absolutely condemnable! We strongly demand that Jibran Nasir is immediately released, as his abduction is completely against Constitution of Pakistan.
Law of the jungle must not prevail in Pakistan! https://t.co/cBl6q2oIT9
— Farrukh Habib (@FarrukhHabibISF) June 2, 2023
Countrywide women’s collectives Aurat March also issued an official notification in condemnation of the activist’s abduction by ‘na maloom afraad’.
🚨 ATTENTION: Lawyer & activist Jibran Nasir has been abducted by na maloom afraad from inside his car. We strongly condemn his abduction (which is a clear violation of citizen rights) & urge the govt & LEAs to ensure his immediate + unconditional safe release.#FreeJibranNasir
— Aurat March – عورت مارچ (@AuratMarchKHI) June 1, 2023
Actor Osman Khalid Butt also wrote in favor of the activist saying “Jibran Nasir, to me, represents the very best of us. Release him”
Everything I write in praise of him as an activist, as a mentor and as a friend sounds reductive.
Jibran Nasir, to me, represents the very best of us.
— Osman Khalid Butt (@aClockworkObi) June 2, 2023