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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 is it just...

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

Rise in missing persons’ cases alarming: IHC

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September 15th, 2020; Bureau Report; LAHORE; The Islamabad High Court has termed the rise in the number of missing persons as alarming saying police were investigating 50 such cases in the federal capital alone.

SC reprimands ICT police on Mati case investigation

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Aug. 06, 2020: The Islamabad police submitted its report in the Matiullah Jan abduction case in the Supreme Court today. Chief Justice Gulzar expressed severe discontent with the report and reprimanded the Inspector General Islamabad ...

Enforced Disappearances and Balochistan

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By Mir Muhammad Talpur The scourge of enforced disappearances in Pakistan has severely eroded the foundations of society’s conscience and confidence. This crime against humanity...