43 missing persons cases disposed of: Commission

ISLAMABAD - The Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances Tuesday claimed that it had disposed of total 43 cases of missing persons during June 2014, out of which 41 missing persons had been traced and thus total 744 such cases had been disposed of since January 2011.
A statement issued by the office of the commission said that during June 2014, proceedings were held at Islamabad after which cases of 43 missing persons had been disposed of.
The commission said that 41 missing persons had been traced and 2 cases had been disposed of being treated as cases of no enforced disappearances. According to the commission, 138 cases of missing persons were pending since 1st January 2011. During the period of 1st January 1, 2011 to June 30, 2014, 1944 new cases were received in the commission; thus enhancing the total number of cases to 2082 out of which 744 cases have been disposed of and the current balance of the pending cases is 1338.
The Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances comprising former senior most Judge of Supreme Court Justice Javed Iqbal and Muhammad Sharif Virk, retired IGP, as member, is conducting proceedings of the cases of enforced disappearances regularly with the assistance of law enforcing agencies for tracing out the missing persons, the commission said in the statement. Proceedings of the Commission are being held at Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi and Quetta periodically.

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