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Missing persons’ issue getting worse with each passing day: Justice Javed Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the Commission on Missing Persons  Justice (Retd) Iqbal has said that the issue of missing person is worsening with each passing day, as the cases of missing persons have reached to thousands.

The former judge of Supreme Court told the Senate Standing Committee on Interior, which met here with Senator Rehman Malik in the chair, that highest cases of missing persons were surfacing from South Punjab, where people were going missing on daily basis.

He added that 223 cases of missing persons from Punjab were pending with the Commission.

He added the provincial government was not cooperating with the Commission. He told the committee that the Commission was not being given a singe room.

He added that 53 cases of missing persons from FATA, 11 from Kashmir and four from Gilgit-Baltistan were pending with the commission.

He further told the committee that out of the 368 missing persons from Karachi, 309 were found to be in jails. He added that majority of those missing persons found to be in jails were from MQM.

Justice Javed Iqbal said that out of 3692 cases of missing persons, 1276 were yet to be resolved.

Complaining about non-implementation of the recommendations of Abbotabad Commission,  he demanded that the commission’s report be made public. He added that the Commission had not absolved anyone from responsibility rather fixed responsibility regarding the US raid on a compound in Abbottabad to kill al-Qaeda chief.