Over 2,000 missing in Balochistan, relatives inform COIED chairman
ISLAMABAD: Families of the missing persons met with the chairman Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances (COIED), Justice Javed Iqbal on Monday and thanked him for making earnest efforts for recovery of missing persons.
The families of missing persons from Balochistan lauded the disposal of 4,822 cases by January 31, 2021. The families were told that him a total of 2,122 persons were still missing and information about them was being gathered. Last month, some 290 people from Balochistan alone were found to have returned to their homes.
Justice Javed Iqbal, said he will soon visit Quetta to look after the grievances of missing persons of Balochistan. In addition, the COIED has started conducting hearings in its federal and provincial offices by taking security precautions to contain coronavirus pandemic. He said that the missing and kidnapping of people and their pain of relative only can only those who suffer faints.
The families of missing persons lauded the efforts of National Commission for Missing Persons chairman for disposing of 4,822 cases by January 31, 2021. A total of 2,122 persons were still missing and information about them was being gathered vigorously. Last month, 290 persons from Balochistan alone were found to have returned to their homes. National Commission for Missing Persons Chairman Justice Javed Iqbal said he will soon visit Quetta to look into the cases of missing persons of Balochistan.
In addition, he told the families of missing persons that the National Commission for Missing Persons has started conducting personal hearings in the federal and provincial offices in accordance with the law in which all measures are being taken to contain coronavirus pandemic. It is pertinent to mention that as chairman Missing Persons Commission Justice Javed Iqbal (retd) does not receive salary and doesn’t use government resources but considers it his national duty to act as the chairman of the National Commission for Missing Persons.
BNP (Mengal)’s head Akhtar Mengal has said that Establishment will have to sort out the issue of missing persons from Baluchistan. In a statement issued through twitter, Mengal said that why can’t we talk to the Baluchs if we can to the Taliban?
Talking about the missing persons, BNP (Mengal)’s chief said that I have presented the issue before whole nation including Supreme Court and the Parliament. Mengal further said that I have suggested a written solution for the issue but it is un-resolved yet.
Akhtar Mengal asked Prime Minister Imran Khan that you had come out to protest on the issue of electoral rigging, but could not feel the pain of families whose family members are missing.