Some missing persons were in contact with Kulbhushan Jadhav: HR Minister

In a Sunday interview for Dawn News, Federal Minister for Human Rights Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada claimed that some missing persons were in contact with Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is in Pakistani custody undergoing trial, as well as other countries.

He stated that many missing persons, some of whom were killed in terrorist activities, were destitute and were lured with the promise of money. Pirzada also mused that intelligence agencies such as the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Military Intelligence (MI) should tend to the issue of missing persons rather than a commission.

Employee accused of “spying” at Imran’s Bani Gala residence alleges police torture

An employee at former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Bani Gala resident has alleged that he was kept in confinement for two days and tortured by Gilgit-Baltistan Police personnel in charge of security.

The employee, who stands accused of trying to install a recording device in the residence, claimed his mobile and CNIC snatched by Dr. Shahbaz Gill, former Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Communication, have yet to be returned.

According to Islamabad Police, the accused spy had been working as a janitor at Imran Khan’s residence for the past five years. He had been handed over to police by a reporter associated with ARY News.

They further stated that the employee was unintelligible and a medical test will therefore be carried out to ascertain his mental state.

Dr. Gill, who was sat beside the alleged spy during a media briefing, claimed the janitor had been offered Rs. 50,000 to install the recording device.

Kuki Khels to return home after removal of mines

Security forces have assured displaced of the Kuki Khel tribe, who were forced out of their homes in the Tirah Valley in Khyber during military operations in the area in 2012, that the final date of their return will be announced once the bomb disposal units have cleared the area of landmines.

In a meeting at Thor Darra, the tribe’s elders informed security officials that some families who had been repatriated to Zarmanza in Rajgal on June 13 this year alerted them to landmines planted in agricultural lands near their homes. They complained that it was difficult to rebuild homes or resume field-work due to the presence of these explosives.


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