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Sovereign states in this modern world, due to their own interests, sign and ratify several international treaties and conventions. Most of these …

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“When I look back and realize that 16 years have passed since Masood’s disappearance, my nerves shatter, and the intensity of the …

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“The need to lend a voice to suffering is the condition of all truth” We didn’t say that. Theodor Adorno did. But …

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The practice of Enforced Disappearance is becoming a menace, impinging upon the fundamental human rights of the citizens of Pakistan. It is …

Topic _ No justice with disappeared victim Name _Aliza Ali Age _20 Mobile number_ +92 317 5422624 Address_ Near khan clinic house no KH-193,street no 5 Area New Raheem Town Shakriyal ,rw

Justice in a Limbo

Uzma “Shehzadi” means an “honorable Princess” in English and her parents would have wished for a princess-like fate for their daughter. Uzma …

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The United States has finally given up. The Joe Biden administration has decided to withdraw from the 20-year-old war and human rights …

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Kauser, a resident of Rawalpindi, Chour-Harpal, is in her forties. It has been twenty years since she married Asif Hameed. Asif, who …

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“We have had some victories and many setbacks on our journey. Since the beginning of our protests, several representatives of the Pakistani …

Islamabad citizens protest against enforced disappearances

According to details, the protest was organized by the Defence of Human Rights outside the Islamabad Press Club. The protesters, including women and children...

‘PM should probe extension given to COIED’

The Prime Minister should probe into the extension of three years given to the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances as the commission has been a source of frustration for victims, said Amina Masood Janjua, chairperson of Defence of Human Rights Pakistan.

Islamabad citizens protest against enforced disappearances

According to details, the protest was organized by the Defence of Human Rights outside the Islamabad Press Club. The protesters, including women and children...

‘PM should probe extension given to COIED’

The Prime Minister should probe into the extension of three years given to the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances as the commission has been a source of frustration for victims, said Amina Masood Janjua, chairperson of Defence of Human Rights Pakistan.

Amina Masood Januja is Fighting for her Husband’s release in Pakistan

Mrs. Amina Masood Janjua, Chairperson Defence of Human Rights is struggling for the missing persons in Pakistan. She also left no stone unturned for early release of her husband

Missing links

Recently, Amina Masood Janjua, chairperson of the Defence of Human Rights in Pakistan -- an independent organisation working for the release of missing persons -- met with the director general of Inter Services Public Relations, Major General Asif Ghafoor.

protestors in islamabad pakistan demand end enforced disappearances

In Pakistan’s capital city Islamabad, hundreds of students, lawyers, activists and members of human rights groups gathered today to protest enforced disappearances.

‘Under law, an accused must be brought to court within 24 hours’

Amina Masood Janjua has exhausted physically and psychologically but has not given up search for her husband who was allegedly picked up by intelligence agencies some eight years back.

SC seeks report on missing persons

ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Monday sought a report from the authorities concerned on missing persons with the observation that it wanted to know under what law people were being kept in internment centres for several years.

MPs for disbanding Commission on Enforced Disappearances

ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary committee on Thursday called for disbanding the present Commission on Enforced Disappearances and replacing it with a new one.

Whole Senate body asks govt to adopt ISI-related bill

The Committee of the Whole Senate has asked the government to adopt a bill relating to the functions, powers and regulation of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) or the leaders of all the parliamentary parties will move it in the Upper House of parliament as a private members’ legislation.

Almost all missing person cases in Sindh solved, inquiry body told

The Sindh police department’s focal person informed the inquiry commission on enforced disappearances on Tuesday that almost all missing people in the province had been traced and only a few cases were pending.

Pakistan, Thailand effect transfer of 11 Pakistani prisoners

A Thai police officer stands next to Pakistani refugees who walk in line to a waiting bus after they were released from the immigration detention center in Bangkok, Thailand Monday, June 6, 2011.

Pakistanis in foreign prisons: Jailed in Thailand but reluctant to come home

Javed Khan, who was sentenced to six years of imprisonment and fined 200,000 Thai bahts in a drug trafficking case, is one such prisoner who refuses to return to Pakistan.

Lacklustre progress in tracing out missing persons as cases pile up

Over the recent past, the Peshawar High Court (PHC) expressed its displeasure on numerous occasions over a lack of progress in the federal and provincial government’s investigations to trace missing persons.

Striking balance among institutions biggest challenge

“Pakistan’s future is dependent on how we deal with this challenge,” the chief justice said while speaking at a dinner hosted in honour of Justice Khilji Arif Hussain who is reaching superannuation on April 12.

PCNS finalises recommendations for recovery of ‘missing persons'

According to details from the sources, the recommendations would make it mandatory to present a suspect before a magistrate’s court within 48 hours of the time of his arrest.

Dead or disappeared

Then, as now, Pakistan was in the midst of its existential war against armed militants and their heartless scattering of bombs over the country. If caught in raids, the details of their capture..

Enforced disappearances: Opposition to table resolution in National Assembly

Opposition leader in the National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that a resolution on the burning issue of enforced disappearances will be tabled in the next session of the lower house of Parliament.

Solid evidence of foreign hand in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD: The countryís premier intelligence agencies Tuesday provided the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) with what they termed to be ìsolidî evidence of foreign involvement in Balochistan.

Organisers’ press release – Seminar on Missing Persons in Islamabad

A seminar entitled “Do Countries Sell Their Own People: A Discussion on Civil Liberties in the Age of War on Terror” was held on 17 April, 2008, at Embassy Lodges in Islamabad.

Kin and Rights Groups Search for Pakistan’s Missing

Amina Masood Janjua, with two of her children, protested in Rawalpindi last month over the disappearance of her husband, Masood Ahmed Janjua. Rights groups say intelligence agencies have detained hundreds.

MISSING PERSONS: A CONTINUING PROBLEM IN PAKISTAN

John Berger’s words resonate with the recent turmoil over the disappearance of Salman Haider and other human rights activist in Pakistan. Enforced disappearances are becoming increasingly common in Pakistan and there seems to be no control over this issue. 

Missing persons : DAWN news

The public discourse on this issue is between two camps. Firstly, the human rights camp which takes an uncompromising moral and legalistic position, condemns the state elements for the disappearances and demands criminal legal action against such state elements.