3,274 missing persons have returned back home in Pakistan: National Commission Report

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3,274 missing persons have returned back home in Pakistan: National Commission Report

ISLAMABAD – A total of 3,274 missing persons have returned safely to their homes across Pakistan during past seven years which is a remarkable achievement, according to the National Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearance.

In a session on Sunday, Justice (r) Javed Iqbal reviewed the progress on the cases of missing persons since the Commission’s inception till last month.

Some 4,804 such cases were reported till February 2018, with as many as 116 cases of disappearances were registered in the same month alone. Another 125 cases were reported to the Commission in the month of March.

Due to the Commission’s efforts, a total of 3,274 people returned to their homes safely while the number of remaining cases stands at 1,710 till March 31st.

In February, the Commission conducted 173 hearings in Islamabad; 44 in Lahore; and 157 in Karachi.

Iqbal, who retired from the Supreme Court in July, was appointed the chairman of the judicial commission mandated to trace missing persons in 2011.

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