Pak Govt. not to disclose Baloch missing persons listApril 7th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.7 (ANI): The Pakistan Government has decided not to disclose the identity of 57 missing persons from Balochistan, after two top agencies requested the list be treated as classified.
“The two agencies top cadre recently advocated that the names of 57 missing persons from Balochistan should not be made public, as this will run contrary to the national interests,” The News quoted a senior official at the Ministry of Interior as saying recently.
The source also confirmed that a policy decision was taken this year over not making the identity of 57 persons who had gone missing on various occasions from Balochistan public.
The Pakistan Government had formed another commission, headed by a former judge of the Balochistan High Court, Fazl-ur-Rehman. A retired inspector general of police from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is its other member and the two are to take up the matter of missing persons.
The source said that the ministry had a list of 126 people, of which 34 persons were traced while another 35 names were deleted from this list because there was irrelevant information about them and their identities had not been confirmed by anyone.
Therefore, only 57 persons were still missing. Earlier, a commission was formed with Justice (retd) Kamal Mansoor as its Chairman besides a representation from the Ministry of Interior as its secretary and a representative of the Ministry of Defence as its co-opt member.
The commission had received lists of 102 names of missing persons from the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, 728 names from the Chief Minister of Balochistan , 149 names from Balochistan Liberation United Front and 10 names from Amina Masood Janjua and hence the total number of missing persons stood at 989 at that time. (ANI)
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