ISLAMABAD - The Senate Thursday announced to constitute a committee comprising all parliamentary parties of the Upper House on the missing persons and Balochistan issues, that would make recommendations on both the issues and negotiate with the dissident Baloch leaders as well. Minister for Food and Agriculture Israrullah Zahri had floated the idea after many Senators on point of orders raised the issue of missing persons. Zahid Khan of ANP had also urged the need for the constitution of the committee. Chairman Senate Frooq H Naek will constitute the committee after consultations with Leader of the House and Leader of the Opposition. Naek said that rules for the committee will be framed and it would be given a time frame to submit it report before the Upper House. The committee will thoroughly see the missing persons issue especially of Balochistan and negotiate with the dissident Baloch leaders for taking them back into the main political stream. The committee will also look into the incidents of raiding the houses in Balochistan by criminals after impersonating as law enforcement agencies (LEAS) personnel. Zahid Khan on the point of order had raised that issue that FC personnel raided the houses of general masses in Balochistan, picked them and demanded ransom that was rebutted by Interior Minister Rehman Malik who said that criminals impersonating as LEA personnel did this. Haji Adeel was of the view that LEAs should produce their identities before the public after Interior Minister Rehman Malik had said that he would direct NADRA for issuance of identity cards for all LEAs personnel. Earlier, Rehman Malik while responding to many points of order raised by legislators of both the treasury and opposition benches informed that the House that the federal government had constituted a permanent Commission and a Committee to look into the matter of missing persons as recommended by the Judicial Commission on Enforced Disappearances. The Commission will work under the chairmanship of former judge of Balochistan High Court, Justice Fazal-ur-Rehman, Malik informed. While stating the terms of reference of the Commission, the Minister said that it would trace the whereabouts of missing persons, fix responsibility on individuals or organizations responsible for the enforced disappearances and to register an FIR against those who would be allegedly involved in this crime. Rehman Malik said that the federal government had also constituted a committee headed by Secretary Ministry of Defence while Additional Secretary Ministry of Defence, Additional Attorney General, DG ISI, DG MI, JAG (Army GHQ), Director (Operations) Ministry of Interior and Director Legal Ministry of Defence would work as its members. The committee would work and find reasons behind the chronic cases of missing persons and so as to settle them once for all and will finalize its report as recommended by the Judicial Commission. The Interior Minister while sharing the performance of Judicial Commission on Enforced Disappearances that worked for eight months informed that it disposed of 254 cases of missing persons. The minister informed that there were as many as 203 missing persons reported till January 1, 2011 and out of which 28 cases had been disposed of while 175 cases are yet to be settled. He said that when the Judicial Commission was constituted, the figure of missing persons was 6,000 and that had decreased considerably. We will have to develop a consensus on the issues of militancy and terrorism for our existence and to save the country from destabilization, the Minister added. Earlier, Molana Mohammad Khan Sherani of JUI-F on the point of order also proposed an idea that the judiciary and law enforcement agencies should follow a middle way for the trial of the accused involved in terrorism activities as LEAS blame that these arrest these criminals while courts set them free.