Missing Persons: HRCP pushes for documenting cases

By PPI
Published: April 3, 2012

HRCP has urged all concerned parties to play their role in documenting missing persons cases.

LAHORE: 

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has highlighted the difficulties in verifying cases of enforced disappearances in Balochistan and urged all concerned parties to play their role in documenting these cases to ensure that those in unlawful detention are freed, the illegal practice is brought to an end, and no enforced disappearance case escapes attention.

In a statement issued on Monday, the HRCP said: “HRCP has been trying to verify and document cases of enforced disappearance for years now and has no hesitation in admitting that verification of the actual number, particularly in Balochistan, has been quite difficult and sometimes impossible. The authorities have put the number from scores to several hundred, which obviously is an understatement.”

Published in The Express Tribune, April 3rd, 2012.

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