Geneva (August 1, 2017): Rubina Shaheen, the wife of missing ex-army officer in Khatmandu, pleaded the Geneva-based Human Rights Council for the second time to recover her husband, lieutenant colonel (r) Habib Zahir.
She had submitted her first application about the abduction of her husband in the UN Human Rights Council on April 12, 2017.
Lt-Col (retd) Habib Zahir went missing just after his arrival at the Kathmandu on April 6, 2017.
An earlier probe by family and friends of the Lt-Colonel showed that he received an interview call from a UK telephone number generated via the internet. The email email@example.com and the website startsolutions.biz were hosted by a company called BigRock, which is registered in India.
It was also traced out that the United Kingdom (UK) cell phone number (00447451203722) was used by someone named Mark Thomson to invite Lt-Col (r) Habib Zahir to visit Nepal for the interview. He was received by Javeed Ansari at the Kathmandu airport.
Saad Habib, the son of Habib Zahir said that his father was kidnapped by anti-Pakistan forces and he feared that his father might be used against Pakistan.