Missing Pakistani activist returns home Jul 21, 2018 0 137 12345 ReutersLAHOREA peace activist who disappeared last year after criticising Pakistan's military has returned to his home in the eastern province of Punjab, his friends said on Friday.Liberals have long criticised what they see as the military's use of militant factions to further political and security objectives. The army denies sponsoring such factions but regards security policy as its responsibility.Raza Mehmood Khan, 40, a member of the Aghaz-i-Dosti (Start of Friendship) group that works to build peace with arch-rival India, had not been heard from since Dec.2.His family had filed a writ of habeas corpus in a court in the eastern city of Lahore in the belief that he had been unlawfully detained by unknown authorities. But on Friday, one of his friends, Ali Aftab Saeed, said Khan had returned."Raza is back,"Saeed said."That's the only thing I know."Another friend, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Khan had returned to the city of Kasur in Punjab on Wednesday.The police declined to comment. On the day of his disappearance, Khan had spoken at a forum on militancy and posted comments on Facebook critical of the military and its suspected link to some Islamist hardliners.Four activists critical of the army and its attitude towards militant groups went missing last year but reappeared after about a month. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES World Cup fever still rages in Rohingya refugee camps Jul 21, 2018 0 33 Judicial power to Pakistan army in polls raises concern Jul 21, 2018 0 31 Mastung suicide bombing mastermind killed Jul 21, 2018 0 30 BNP rallies for release of ex-PM Khaleda IANS Dhaka The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) took out a rally in the capital on Friday for the first time in two and a half years to demand the release of its chairperson and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, who is .. Currency crisis to present first challenge to new Pakistan govt Reuters ISLAMABAD Whoever wins next week's election in Pakistan will have to urgently resolve a currency crisis that threatens to put the brakes on the fast-growing economy, with the most likely solution being .. 21 Nepalese girls rescued from Kenya strip clubs AFP Nairobi Police in Kenya rescued 21 young Nepalese women during a raid on two strip clubs in an upmarket suburb of the capital Nairobi, detectives said on Friday. "Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal .. Families flee as Taliban battle IS in Afghanistan Reuters MAZAR-I SHARIF Battles between Taliban and Islamic State fighters in a remote district of Jawzjan province in northern Afghanistan have caused heavy casualties and displaced thousands of people in recent ..