LAHORE - The Asian Human Rights Commission has urged United Nation to intervene in the case of Dr Afia Siddiqui's 11 year-old son, who is being kept in detention in violation of all international laws. In a statement issued here on Sunday, the AHRC demanded that the Afia's three children must be recovered and returned to family members, and that state authorities should be made accountable for their detention. That this young boy has been detained at all is of extreme concern. The AHRC urges the governments of the US, Pakistan and Afghanistan to respect and implement the rights of minors in the true spirit of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, as signed/ratified by them. The child must be handed over to the maternal family as they have requested, and responsibility for his care and welfare must be fully accepted by his State Countries. The AHRC condemns the lack of transparency shown in this case of Dr Aafia and her children, and the lack of information and assistance given to the family of the missing minor while he was in state custody. The implications for the disappearance of her children, and the increasing but unsubstantiated reports of children being used as tools of interrogation and blackmail for terrorist suspects, are beyond chilling. The international community must keep a vigilant watch on the methods being used by all sides in this current conflict. AHRC is concerned to hear from the United States Department of Justice that an 11-year old boy, and US-Pakistani citizen, Muhammad Ahmad, has been illegally detained in Afghanistan since July 17, 2008 when his mother was allegedly arrested by the FBI. Strong attempts by his family in Pakistan and the US to gain custody of the child have failed, and with the mother extradited to the US, the condition and the whereabouts of the child are currently unconfirmed. The whereabouts of his two younger siblings, who mysteriously disappeared with the mother in March 2003, are also unknown. The concern is that Ahmad may be being used as a pawn in the US/Afghanistan war on terror and will be kept in custody indefinitely, or that he may disappear. His rights are being abused on a breathtaking number of counts, within the knowledge of three governments, all of which have signed or ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). According to article 2 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), no child should bear punishment or discrimination on the basis of the status, activities, expressed opinions or beliefs of the child's parents. Article 3 holds that in all actions concerning children, the best interest of the child shall be a primary consideration. Article 37 is more specific which says no child shall be deprived of his or her liberty unlawfully or arbitrarily. Pakistan fighting us war: PTI President Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf Lahore Mian Mehmood-ur-Rasheed has said that the rulers were fighting the war of the US, which has put the national solidarity in danger. In a statement issued here on Sunday, he said that the rulers were continuing the polices of Pervaiz Musharraf and now Asif Zardari was going on foreign tour on the instructions of the US. Mehmood-ur-Rasheed urged the rulers to stop fighting the US war and take decisions keeping in view the interests of the nation.