President Pakistan Muslim League (N), Muhammad Nawaz Sharif expressing his concern over growing number of missing persons in the country said that there is no room for such activities in a civilized country like Pakistan. Addressing a ceremony for the distribution of funds among the families of the missing persons on Tuesday Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan resembled Israel from where innocent citizens were being kidnapped. He reiterated that hundreds of Pakistanis had been taken into custody without any law and said that if there was any evidence against them then they should be brought in courts. He said though money could not equal the misery of the missing persons, yet he vowed to ask the Chief Minister of the Punjab for giving stipends to the families of the missing persons. He noted that no financial assistance from abroad could justify the phenomenon of missing persons in Pakistan. He said that he was aware of the pains of the missing persons, as he had also gone through the same experience when he was abducted from the Prime Minister House and was kept at a place his family did not know about. He demanded that the missing persons should be allowed to meet their family members once in a week. He lauded the work of Amna Masood Janjua who has been struggling for the missing persons. He noted that several men were missing since 2010 and said that such incidents were a dilemma adding that he also had sympathies for the children of the officers whose ships had been hijacked by Somalian pirates. He asked who was responsible for the disappearance of Pakistanis and appealed the government to deal drastically with the issue.