QUETTA - Voice for Baloch Missing Persons on Monday staged a protest outside the Press Club, demanding recovery of missing persons.They appealed to the Chief Justice of Pakistan for holding monthly hearing on missing persons in Quetta. Women and children participated in the demonstration and chanted slogans against the government for their failure to trace missing persons. Addressing the demonstration, Shabir Somalani’s sister and Dr Din Muhammad Baloch’s daughter said, as many as 410 mutilated bodies of missing persons have so far been found in desolate places during the past one and a half year while thousands were listed missing. They said that they observed hunger-strike camps outside the Karachi and Islamabad press clubs with the hope of draw the attention of authorities concerned and humanitarian organisations. However, their missing beloveds were yet to be released. “The government and judiciary should take notice of this issue,” they demanded.However, they welcomed the recovery of five missing persons, saying relatives of more than 1300 missing persons were ready to appear before the court and record their statements. They rejected the statement of Interior Minister Rehman Malik that the missing persons were living in Afghanistan and Dubai. “The recovery of five missing persons by Supreme Court is proof that government and its functionaries are lying,” they said, adding that the missing persons were in custody and they could be released if pressure was exerted on them.They demanded humanitarian organizations to play their laudable role in recovering the missing persons before it was too late and their bodies were thrown away.