ISLAMABAD: Families of the missing persons while exhibiting grave concerns over the alleged sluggishness of the PPP-led regime in recovering missing persons on Saturday launched a nation wide campaign titled Missing Persons Long March for the recovery of their loved ones. The aggrieved families of the missing persons under the leadership of Amina Janjua have been waiting for the recovery of their relatives and consider that the current situation is contrary to what the government and other people from ruling parties are announcing. What has added to their miseries is that phenomenon of missing persons continues, as on Friday another case was registered in the list of missing persons. During an interview with TheNation Amina Masood Janjua, chairperson of Defence of Human Rights (DHR) and wife of one of the missing person, Masood Ahmad Janjua, who had been missing since May 2005 informed that people were still being picked up by intelligence agencies from across the country. She further maintained that the number of missing persons cases had mounted to 625 on Friday evening, when an old women phoned her and informed that during last 10 days her two sons namely Muhammad Javaid and Muhammad Mujahid were picked up from HasilPur (District BahawalPur). She further maintained that the government must act immediately for investigating all cases of enforced disappearance and holding the responsible to accountable. A large number of citizens, who were picked up are innocent and they mostly belong to religious groups, nationalist parties. Students are also among them, working journalists, scientists may also be included in the list, she added. She opined that relatives of missing persons questioned the role the PPP leadership in this regard as the party had had pledged to improve basic human rights. She said that the missing persons relatives had pinned great hopes on the present government for safe recovery of their dear ones. By resolving long standing issue of missing persons our leaders could win hearts of families of missing persons, who are frustrated, she added. We have played significant role for success of lawyers-led movement, and now after restoration of judiciary, we hope that incumbent judiciary and incumbent judges would take up issue of missing persons and would recover their dear ones. While giving detailed description Amina informed that keeping in view resolving issue of missing persons, we have started a mega campaign named Missing Persons Long March from today (Saturday) that would concluded in second week of July. Rallies, seminars, protests, press conferences and workshops would be arranged across the country during a three-month campaign that would concluded with Long March at Federal Capital. Prominent personalities including lawyers, leaders of political parties, civil society activists and families of missing persons would address in these events. In this regard first rally was held on Saturday evening titled Dont leave us without justice. It started from Supreme Court to President House. While holding placards and banners the participants of solidarity walk including families of missing persons and administration of DHR demanded for hearing of the missing person cases on priority bases. They urged the recovery of missing persons through executive order. They made it clear that their efforts would continue till the recovery of disappeared people. The also demanded that people who are confined in under ground torture cells or in jails of other counties should be brought back immediately.