Missing Persons

Sindh High Court demands a list of “internment centers”

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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.

Shia families wont budge until their missing persons are recovered

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“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.”

No government has enough power to address missing person’s issue: Sardar...

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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.

Govt, military want to resolve issue of enforced disappearances: PM tells...

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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.

Are enforced disappearances on the decline?

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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.

Much Ado About Nothing: Will enforced disappearances be criminalized, or...

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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.

ANP holds demo for missing persons

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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

Baloch missing persons camp takes to D-Chowk

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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.

20 missing persons return home in Balochistan

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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.

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International Stories

2,107 Pak prisoners to return home from KSA

May 11th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; After two years of Saudi promise, over 2000 Pakistani prisoners in Saudi Arabia will finally be repatriated home under an agreement signed between Islamabad and Riyadh on exchange of convicted prisoners.

وزیراعظم کا یورپی یونین کے تحفظات دور کرنے کا عندیہ

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UNDP highlights glaring economic inequality in the country

April 20th, 2021; Staff Report; LAHORE; According to the 'National Human Rights Development' report released by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), at least six percent of Pakistan’s gross domestic product (GDP) is handed over to the elite class in the form of direct or indirect privileges.

India’s new laws are discriminating against Kashmiris: UN experts

April 17th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; India’s illegal annexation of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and imposition of new laws in the disputed territory discriminate against Muslim and other minorities in employment and land ownership, UN human rights expert stated in a letter to New Delhi in February.