UN human rights experts have said the concealment of human rights activist Idris Khattak’s fate and whereabouts to this day constitutes a continued offense of enforced disappearance.
October 31st, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Gulsher Tagar is healthy and in high spirits, says the family of the missing activist who returned home to his village in Matiari district 39 months after his alleged abduction from Karachi in 2017.
October 2nd, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE; A state-appointed commission on enforced disappearances has claimed that 53 persons reported missing had returned to their homes in September saying 34 new cases were reported to the body in the period.
September 28th, 2020; BUREAU REPORT; LAHORE; The Prime Minister should probe into the extension of three years given to the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances as the commission has been a source of frustration for victims, said Amina Masood Janjua
September 26th, 2020; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The federal government has extended the tenure of the state-appointed Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances (COIED) for three years amid calls for its replacement with an independent body.
September 15th, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE; The Islamabad High Court has termed the rise in the number of missing persons as alarming saying police were investigating 50 such cases in the federal capital alone.
September 11th, 2020; By Aftab Ahmad Memon; HYDERABAD; Sindh High Court lawyer Mohib Azad was last seen being picked up by men in a black Vigo. He had been campaigning for the release of his abducted friend Sarang Joyo. Today his family awaits him sadly, longing for wonderful times again.
August 31st, 2020 VOICEPK.NET: SPECIAL REPORT LAHORE; A special report by Voicepk.net for the International Day for Victims of Enforced Disappearances has recapped the testimonials and video...
Speaking at a webinar, organized by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), to mark the International Day of Enforced Disappearances, I A Rehman said the present inquiry commission had proved ineffective in dealing with cases of enforced disappearances as its head was now chairman of the National Accountability Bureau.
Hafiz Fazal Abbas, who “disappeared” two days before Eid-ul-Azha, has returned home after successful negotiations between the representatives of the Joint Action Committee for Shia missing persons and the representatives of the government and security agencies.