ISLAMABAD - While the world observed August 30 as Day of Victims of Forced Disappearance, a large number of families in Pakistan are still awaiting to see their loved ones who have been disappeared mysteriously.

“I don’t know what does it mean by marking August 30 as Day of Victims of Forced Disappearance, I just want my father to come back home. We badly miss him,” Anila Yasir, 11-year-old daughter of Mohammad Yasir, a resident of Swabi who went missing during last couple of years, told TheNation on Thursday.

Anila was not the only one waiting for her father, rather a remarkable number of families of missing persons still wait for their love ones who went missing mysteriously.

Utterly alarmed by the plight of families of missing persons in Pakistan, the Amnesty International (AI) wrote a letter to Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf on Wednesday and urged him to step up efforts to secure the release of missing people.