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May 10th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The number of complaints of enforced disappearances lodged this year with the state-appointed Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances is set to cross the highest annual tally of total new cases in the previous five years, according to data from the commission.
May 5th, 2021; By Asra Haque; LAHORE; The UNHRC has expressed its concern regarding a 'pattern' of enforced disappearances of minorities and political and rights activists in Sindh. The letter comes as Pakistan draws international ire over its gross Human Rights violations.
May 4th, 2021; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Activist Haseeba Qambrani has expressed joy at the return of her cousin Hizbullah Qambrani. She hopes that other Missing Persons across Pakistan including her brother Hassan Qambrani will also return soon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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