ISLAMABAD – Finding a workable solution to the issue of missing persons in Balochistan and preventing killings of innocent citizens in terrorist activities is not possible without enacting special laws against terrorism and improving cooperation among security agencies in the light of instructions issued by the Chief Justice of Pakistan.
This was the crux of recommendations presented by the Council for Citizens Rights Pakistan (CCRP) in the meeting of its general council, which discussed the issue of missing persons and the deaths of innocent citizens in the acts of terrorism.
The CCRP was established two years ago comprising human rights workers and jurists with the mandate of preparing recommendations for security agencies and parliamentarians for evolving a comprehensive system for eliminating the menace of terrorism.
According to CCRP coordinator Barrister Sanaullah Qadri, the general council meeting discussed the report on missing persons prepared by its working group headed by Rabia Baloch during last six months. It was decided that a CCRP delegation would present the recommendations prepared in the meeting to the heads of all parliamentary parties soon.
The meeting observed that the issue of missing persons in Balochistan was extremely critical requiring urgent and comprehensive measures, adding that killings of civilians in terror incidents and issue of missing persons were both serious problems needing that government immediately enacted effective and comprehensive laws to tackle the situation.
The meeting warned that the recently enacted laws regarding terrorism were not effective enough to arrest the menace and prevent civilian deaths. The meeting indicated that the mechanism of working relationship among government agencies needed to be improved to deal with the problem.