Commission of Inquiry On Enforced Disappearances Received 318 Cases In Last Four Months

As reported by a local media source, Commission of Inquiry On Enforced Disappearances has received 318 cases of enforced disappearances since the month of August. As per the commission, it also disposed of 226 existing cases during this period of time.

The commission has received a total of 5,369 complaints since its establishment in 2011. Among them, 3600 cases have been disposed while the whereabouts of 2000 people have not been ascertained during the inquiry.

Since the month of August this year, the commission has so far received 318 complaints. Of these cases 318, 59 complaints were reported in the month August, 74 in the month September, 84 during October and 101 during the month of November. Comparing it with previous years for the month of November particularly, 35 missing persons were reported during November 2015 while 45 complaints of enforced disappearance were registered with the commission in November 2016. The figures showed an alarming increase during November 2017 last year when the commission received 104 cases of missing persons.

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“The disposed of cases are actually dead or interned in tribal territory, with very few releases” – she asked.
Justice Athar Minallah, Chief Justice IHC (Islamabad High Court) said in a judgement in July that enforced disappearances are an act of terrorism but the cases still seem to be increasing. Families of missing persons have staged a protest in front of Quetta press club but nothing has been done to address their grievances.
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