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Committee asks govt and COAS to hasten end of enforced disappearance

Committee asks govt COAS

Joint Committee for Shia Missing Persons urged the govt and army chief to hasten process for end to enforced disappearance.

While addressing a press conference, the committee leaders also reminded the government of human rights of such victims.

The Tuesday press conference from affected families and sympathisers came on International Human Rights Day.

They raised the issue of missing Shias and also expressed surprise and dismay over this policy against peaceful patriot Shia community.

Allama Haider Abbas, Allama Sadiq Taqvi, Allama Sadiq Jafari, Allama Mubashir and other leaders of the committee also referred to the army chief.

Committee asks govt COAS

They hoped that authorities concerned would take concrete measures to ensure more people go missing like this way.

However, they reminded the state authorities that those already suffering from enforced disappearance must be freed immediately.

The committee leaders said that so called missing persons cases remains a major source of tarnished image of Pakistan.

Therefore, they demanded that such victims must enjoy fundamental rights as human beings and as citizens of Pakistan.

Backgrounder

The families of missing Shia Muslims continue their protest since long.

They have staged sit-in outside Karachi house of President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi.

They also held sit in at Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s house in Multan.

Notably, Shia community holds protest demonstrations against enforced disappearance all over Pakistan.

Particularly, affected families largely participate in such protest demos.

Moreover, protesters carry banners and flags. Furthermore, they demand end to enforced disappearance of Shias immediately.

In Multan, they filed their complaint against enforced disappearance with the camp office of Foreign Minister.

Meanwhile, protesters remind Pakistan government she cannot win support on Kashmir by turning Pakistan into Kashmir for Pakistanis.

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