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Speaking at the Asma Jahangir Conference 2022, legislators, lawyers and activists have called for expediting legislation on enforced disappearances and arbitrary detentions to resolve the issue of missing persons in the country.
Missing persons can be killed in encounters, fear families of victims of enforced disappearances. Noted activist Mama Qadeer says he still faces threats over organising protests for the victims of enforced disappearance in Balochistan.
A Senate panel on Friday once again deferred consideration on a bill on enforced disappearance after the Interior Ministry sought more time to review objections to a clause which imposes a five-year sentence for lodging fake complaints.
A much-awaited bill on enforced disappearances has cleared another hurdle in the lower house of parliament
A total of 1142 cases of enforced disappearances have been reported to the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances (COIED) in the first six months of 2021
June 10th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; Human rights organisations and representatives of families of missing persons have welcomed tabling of the much-awaited Bill in the National Assembly to criminalise enforced disappearances but say much would depend on how the proposed legislation is implemented for ending the culture of impunity in the country.