ISLAMABAD - Activists of Defence of Human Rights staged a protest demonstration here on Friday in favour of missing persons. A large number of missing persons' children were also present on the occasion. Kids were holding placards inscribed with slogans like 'release our beloved ones'. They marched towards Awan-e-Sadr while chanting slogans 'rha kro rha kro hmary parents rha kro'. Along with grief families, representatives of civil society and political parties also participated in the demonstrations. Huzefa, 10 years, Zenab, four years, and Marwa Mazhar, five years old delivered speeches and asked the government to release their parents immediately. Zaineb, fours years' pretty girl, said that her meal was tasteless without his beloved father, who had been confined two years before from home by security agencies. Huzefa, 10 years, said that today his 10th birthday but he is unable to celebrate it in shock of his father's abduction. Chairperson Defence of Human Rights, Amina Masood Janjua, while addressing the gathering said that missing person's family members had been struggling on the roads sincelong for the release of their beloved ones. She said that they were optimistic regarding the democratic government response in this regard, as present government introduced first time a Ministry for Human Rights. She asked the Minister of Human Rights to release all missing persons, who were illegally confined. "Criminals are those who violated the law of the land illegally confined the citizens and threw them in notorious torture cells of USA, European countries and even in Pakistan", she pointed out. She said that she would visit US, UK and European countries to evoke the public sentiments against the criminal role of the secret agencies. "We are determined and our firm determination is our real strength", she vowed. She said, "listen O criminals rulers and puppet agencies personnel these are the voices of broken hearts and you cannot suppressed it", she loudly said. Hakeem Manzoor, father of a missing person, told the gathering that his son was abducted by the secret agencies in the midnight of 23 and 24 December. while his case still not registered by the Kamra Cantt Police. He said that secret agencies personnel rushed into his home and did not care their respect. He said one of them was foreigner while he identified a Major with that squad, who deteriorated the respect of home. Syed Bilal, Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Islamabad, condemned the present government silence over a serious matter of concerned. He termed it a criminal silence, as missing person relatives have no information regarding their parents, brothers and sisters. Engineer Iftikhar Ahmad, Pakistan Tehreek-I-Insaf (PTI), Ghazal Minhullah, Bilal Abassi, Jameel Abassi and K. Asif also addressed the gathering and stressed the government for the early recovery of all missing persons.