Enforced disappearances: Commission disposes off 61 cases in October

Published: November 11, 2014
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 2,128 cases of enforced disappearances were received by the Commission between January 1, 2011 and October 31, 2014, taking the total to 2,266. DESIGN: SIDRAH MOIZ KHAN

2,128 cases of enforced disappearances were received by the Commission between January 1, 2011 and October 31, 2014, taking the total to 2,266. DESIGN: SIDRAH MOIZ KHAN

ISLAMABAD: The commission of inquiry of enforced disappearances disposed off 61 cases in October, tracing 56 of these.

According to a release on Tuesday, the commission said it had heard 113 cases in Islamabad and 124 cases in Karachi.

Of these cases, the commission said it was able to trace 56 people. Three cases were determined as not being cases of enforced disappearances while two cases were removed.

The commission comprising former Supreme Court judge Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal, Justice (retd) Ghous Muhammad, and former IG Muhammad Sharif Virk has been hearing cases of missing persons since January 2013.

Around 138 cases of missing persons were transferred to the Commission in 2011.

Further, 2,128 cases of enforced disappearances were received by the Commission between January 1, 2011 and October 31, 2014, taking the total to 2,266.

After disposing 963 cases, 1,303 applications are still pending.

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  • nnn
    Nov 12, 2014 - 4:00AM

    May Allah have mercy on the innocent

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