RAWALPINDI A large number of relatives of the missing persons on Monday took out a protest rally organised by Defence of Human Rights (DHR) for the release of missing persons including Dr Aafia Siddique here at Bank Road Saddar. The rally was led by DHR Chairperson Amina Masood Janjua and also attended by Jammat-e-Islami (JI) city leaders, traders, student organisations, public transport unions office bearers and scores of members of the civil society. The rally, which started from the hunger camp of the DHR, marched on Bank Road, Kashmir Road and turned into a big public gathering at the GPO Chowk where DHR Chairperson Amina Masood and other leaders addressed the participants. The protestors were holding portraits of missing persons, banners and placards inscribed with slogans against USA, Israel and the rulers. They also chanted slogans in favour of their demands and against USA, Israel and PPP-led Government. The most echoed slogan was War will remain continue till the release of missing persons. Some of the participants of the rally were inviting the traders standing outside their shops and other people to join the rally to express their solidarity with the heirs of missing persons. While addressing, the speakers vehemently condemned the criminal mum on the part of rulers as well as other powerful institutions of the country over the issue of missing persons. They said that former military dictator and president General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf sold innocent men and women to the USA for few dollars. They said that PPP-led Government was not making serious efforts for the release of missing persons. The heirs of missing persons have been on roads and facing hardships for long. They are worried for their loved ones while the Government instead of helping them out rubbing salt on their injuries, the speakers lamented. They demanded of heads of all political parties to take interest into the matter so that the heirs could get justice. They also demanded of Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry to dispense justice to the relatives of missing persons. Earlier, DHR winded up its hunger strike camp set up to convey a message to the Government to do more for the release of missing persons.