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A much-awaited bill on enforced disappearances has cleared another hurdle in the lower house of parliament
A total of 1142 cases of enforced disappearances have been reported to the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances (COIED) in the first six months of 2021
June 10th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Human rights organisations and representatives of families of missing persons have welcomed tabling of the much-awaited Bill in the National Assembly to criminalise enforced disappearances but say much would depend on how the proposed legislation is implemented for ending the culture of impunity in the country.