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Dawn Editorial: Javed Iqbal's stance that missing persons issue has been 'politicised' is most unfortunate


Dawn Editorial: Javed Iqbal's stance that missing persons issue has been 'politicised' is most unfortunate
 Posted on: 8/30/2018

No ordinary abduction

There can, there must, be no two views about enforced disappearances.

It is an abhorrent practice, a hallmark of some of the world’s most despotic regimes that is calculated to terrorise the people into silence. And any appearance of downplaying the gravity of this illegal act only emboldens the perpetrators.

One could argue, therefore, that retired Justice Javed Iqbal, chairman of the Commission of Inquiry on Missing Persons, took a most unfortunate stance on Tuesday while briefing the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights. According to him, the issue of missing people “has always been politicised” and that “the situation was not as bad as it is made to sound”.........

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9/24/2018 10:29:31 PM