Family of Kashmiri poet Farhad meets him at AJK police station

Poet’s brother says condition of Ahmed Farhad is stable after meeting him at Kahori police station

Arif Urfi
May 29, 2024
Family of Kashmiri poet Farhad meets him at AJK police station
Kashmiri poet Ahmed Farhad's (Centre) family meets him at Kahori police station outside Muzaffarabad in AJK on May 29, 2024. — Reporter

MUZAFFARABAD: Hours after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) was informed about the whereabouts of missing Kashmiri poet Ahmed Farhad, his family met him on Wednesday at a police station in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

Earlier today, Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP) Mansoor Usman Awan informed IHC Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani that the poet has been "arrested and is currently in police custody" in AJK.

The AGP revealed the information during the hearing of a petition seeking the recovery of the poet.

Urooj Zainab, Farhad's wife who moved to the IHC on May 15, sought her husband's recovery and requested the court to identify, investigate, and prosecute those responsible for his disappearance.

The family of the missing poet met Farhad at Kahori police station situated outside Muzaffarabad following the court hearing.

Following the meeting, the brother of the missing poet told reporters the condition of Farhad was stable and they would now fight a legal battle in the AJK.

The development came after the family complained that the AJK police were not cooperating with them by not disclosing the location of the missing poet.

Farhad, known for his defiant prose, was allegedly abducted from his house on May 14.