Chief commissioner urges Aamna Janjua to stop protesting

Negotiations between Chief Commissioner Tariq Mahmood Pirzada and relatives of 300 missing persons proved unsuccessful.

Iftikhar Choudhry July 08, 2010

ISLAMABAD: Negotiations between Chief Commissioner Tariq Mahmood Pirzada and relatives of some 300 missing persons on Thursday proved to be unsuccessful.

Digressing from the main demand of the protestors for the recovery of their relatives, the chief commissioner tried to convince Defence of Human Rights Chairperson Aamna Masood Janjua to discontinue protesting on the issue for least one month. Aamna gave the deadline of July 12 for the recovery of the persons and responded that she would not accept any “childlike” proposals. “If sincere efforts had been made, I could have waited a month,” she said, adding that she would launch a complete protest from July and extend it to the premises of the parliament and supreme court.

“I will continue to protest for missing people and my husband till my dying breath,” Aamna said. She went on to say that the Rehman Malik and chief commissioner had wasted her time and meetings with them did not bear any fruit.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 9th, 2010.


Syed Nadir El-Edroos | 11 years ago | Reply So much for valuing the rights of Pakistani citizens by Pakistani authorities. If a general had "disappeared" by know the whole country would have been mobilized! Only to find that he was playing an extra round of golf at his tax payer subsidised golf course! If a politician had disappeared on the other hand, you would have a large number of people celebrating.
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