Missing Persons

PM’s Advisor Moeed Yousaf says “Imran Khan wants 3G 4G services...

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January 21st, 2021; Bureau Report; LAHORE; “The PM understands the necessity of highspeed internet in the modern-age but his govt is trying to balance the “risks” involved," says PM's National Security advisor Yusaf Moeed.

Sindh high court reprimands government over non-recovery of missing persons

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January 18th, 2021; Bureau Report; LAHORE; Sindh High Court (SHC) seeks reply from the federal government over the non-recovery of five citizens allegedly abducted by the state several years ago.

A “Judicial Crusade” against ‘ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES’

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January 13th, 2021; Staff Reporter; LAHORE; Summons, fines & threat of arrests in 2021 has seen a series of actions taken by the higher courts against the govt's inability to recover victims of enforced disappearance.

Abducted lawyer released as IHC calls it test case for federal...

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January 5th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Islamabad lawyer Hammad Saeed Dar says his captors refused to tell him why he was detained for 48 hours before releasing him without his cell phone and laptop

An unbearably long wait for a missing father

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November 14th, 2020; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; To mark a year since rights activist Idris Khattak's Enforced Disappearance Voicepk talks to his daughter Talia Khattak who details a rare meeting with her father last month.

Idris Khattak is still a victim of enforced disappearance: UN experts

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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.

Gulshan Tagar in high spirits, says family

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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.

34 missing persons cases reported in Sep: COIED

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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.

‘PM should probe extension given to COIED’

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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

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International Stories

UN experts laud Pakistan for commuting death sentences of mentally ill inmates.

February 19th, 2021; By Staff Reporter; LAHORE; United Nations’ experts on human rights have lauded Pakistan’s Supreme Court for commuting the death sentence of three mentally challenged inmates. The body has also called upon judiciaries worldwide to follow the example set by the SC of Pakistan.

Sri Lanka govt timed Pak PM visit for OIC support: SAHR

February 18th, 2021; By Staff Reporter; LAHORE; SAHR on Thursday criticized the Sri Lanka government for timing Pakistani PM Imran Khan’s visit on 22nd February in bid to garner support of OIC states in face of UN Human Rights Council resolution against the island nation.

Was there a lone survivor in the Machh incident?

January 9th, 2021; By Ahmad Saeed & Asim Ahmad Khan; QUETTA/LAHORE; By Ahmad Saeed; LAHORE; A statement by the Afghan Embassy revealed that a person named Rasul had survived the Mach Incident and is currently being held by the Balochistan Police.