Missing persons: Commission disposes of 17 cases last month

Two missing persons have returned home, one of them was declared dead.


Our Correspondent September 13, 2013
Two missing persons have returned home, one of them was declared dead. DESIGN: SIDRAH MOIZ KHAN

ISLAMABAD:


The Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances, comprising the former senior judge of Supreme Court Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal and Muhammad Sharif Virk, disposed of 17 cases during proceedings held in Islamabad last month.


Two missing persons have returned home, one was declared dead and four were found confined in internment centres run by security agencies, the commission said in its monthly performance report.


Among the 17 cases the commission disposed of, two missing persons were found serving prison sentence in criminal cases, one was an under trial prisoner, and another a proclaimed offender on the run.


The rest were either those of kidnaping or personal enmity, the commission said in its report released to the media on Thursday.


Published in The Express Tribune, September 13th, 2013.

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