Pak Foreign Office completely inefficient, insincere, says rights body chief

January 18th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Jan 18(ANI): Defence of Human Rights Pakistan Chairperson Amna Masood Janjua has said the disclosure of Bagram Airbase detainees has established that the Foreign Office is “completely inefficient and insincere” in sorting out the issue of missing persons.

Earlier, US authorities had released the names of 645 prisoners held at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan in response to a freedom of information lawsuit.

The lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sought documents related to the detention and treatment of prisoners at the base.

However, Janjua said the list issued by the US Defence Department was incomplete and neither contained parental nor nationality details of the detainees.

She said at the moment, it was the responsibility of the government and the Foreign Office to get completed the details of these detainees and all the others detained in innumerable detentions and prisons in Afghanistan, The News reports.

The Minister further said that the problem of missing persons could be resolved if the Foreign Ministry is successful in getting details of the detainees completed. (ANI)

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