KARACHI: The professor at Mehran Engineering University and renowned writer and intellectual from Sindh Inam Bhatti disappeared from Karachi airport on Wednesday morning.
According to a video, Professor Inam Bhatti of the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Jamshoro, was kidnapped by strangers at the Karachi airport facilities.
According to family sources, Professor Bhatti was heading to Istanbul to attend an academic conference, when he was picked up. Professor Bhatti was accompanied by his 18-year-old son Sallar, when some unknown people asked his son to leave and took Bhatti in a double van without any registration.
Professor Bhatti is a professor in the Department of Chemistry. He is also director of the Office of Research, Innovation and Marketing. Professor Bhatti is said to be politically close with a Sindhi nationalist party, the Sindh United Party (SUP).
SUP leader Syed Zain Shah alleged that Professor Bhatti has been kidnapped by law enforcement agencies. He condemned the kidnapping. SUP leaders also claimed that men of letters, intellectuals and educators were the glory of the country and that it was the duty of every child on the ground to stand up and raise their voices against such an unfair act.