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Senate summons recovered missing persons

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights yesterday decided to summon recovered missing persons for an in-camera session and ask them who they had been picked up by. The committee also decided that once the victims recorded their statements, representatives of intelligence agencies Inter-Services Intelligence, Military Intelligence and Intelligence Bureau would be called in before the committee.

Briefing the committee during yesterday’s session, the additional interior secretary of Balochistan said that there are currently 136 people missing in the province.

He added that bodies of 27 people had been found, while 104 people had been recovered, adding that attempts were made to gather information from those who had returned home but they had not been willing to give their statements. He added that some of the names on the list of missing persons were incorrect and therefore, had been removed by the head of the Commission on Enforced Disappearances. –Agencies

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