The dilemma of missing persons in Pakistan. Where are they?

The dilemma of missing persons in Pakistan. Where are they?

April 22, 2022 0

Only 3,284 of the 8,463 Pakistanis who have been missing since March 2011 have returned home, according to a report given to the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on March 2022 by the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances

From forced disappearances to abductions, swipe to find out the stats on missing persons in Pakistan.

Details: The commission received 8,463 complaints regarding enforced disappearances between March 2011 and February 28, 2022, according to the study. It has resolved 6,214 of these cases, while 2,249 are still being investigated. Out of these, 3,284 persons who had gone missing returned home. Furthermore, 228 persons were “said to have died in encounters, etc.”

After a comprehensive investigation, 1,178 cases were judged to be “not of enforced disappearances” because “missing persons had either gone on their own” or the cases were tied to “kidnapping for ransom or personal animosity.”

What you need to know: The committee, which was established in 2011 to track down missing people and assign blame to the individuals or organisations responsible, revealed that in 550 cases, inmates were not produced despite production orders being issued.

Other side: Initial evidence revealed the commission had failed to fulfil its responsibilities, according to IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah, because the report stated that it was acting as a ‘basic post office.’ The commission’s goal, according to the court, was to advise the federal government on how to combat the threat of enforced disappearances. However, since its establishment in 2011, the commission has not made any recommendations, according to Justice Minallah.

Mahnoor Tariq
Mahnoor Tariq
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