April 23rd, 2021; Staff Report; LAHORE; The Sindh High Court (SHC) has expressed displeasure at the federal interior ministry for failing to submit a list of internment centers where “missing” citizens are being held in KP.
“I do not know what state he is in,” a mother states. “I am not asking them to release my son. I jus want to know what crime he has committed. The courts are there to award punishments; at least bring him to court.”
March 25th, 2021; By Ahmed Saeed and Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; “I do not think that any Prime Minister in the country’s history including Imran Khan has been given the authority to address the missing person’s issue":Sardar Akhtar Mengal speaks to Munizae Jahangir.
March 19th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Prime Minister Imran Khan has told a delegation of families of missing persons that his government and the military are on the same page over resolving the issue of enforced disappearances in the country, according to a representative of the missing persons.
March 5th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; According to human rights activists there has been an apparent decline in the number of new enforced disappearances in Sindh and Balochistan in recent months while the government data shows 50 percent decline in the last year.
February 24th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The issue of enforced disappearances has haunted the country for decades now but the government's stance on expediting legislation does not seem to be too encouraging.
Imdad Khan has been missing for the past six years. His mother is among the several other families of missing persons who joined a protest organized by the Awami National Party (ANP) outside the Peshawar Press Club on Monday. The party held nationwide demonstrations to express solidarity with the relatives of victims of enforced disappearances in the country. By Baseer Qalandhar
After days of radio silence on the government's end, the Baloch missing persons camp took to Islamabad's D-Chowk to stage a sit in. Joined by parliamentary leaders, civil society activists and student groups, the protest is their last ditch effort to ensure the release and return of their loved ones.
February 2nd, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Twenty people, who were victims of enforced disappearances in Balochistan, has finally returned home to their families, over the last few days. But almost 300 still remain unaccounted for. Details given by a Balochistan based organization, Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) reveal that there are around 295 people who have still not returned to their families.