Not every person missing is attributable to state: DG ISPR


05 Jul, 2019 8:34 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General (DG) Major General Asif Ghafoor Bajwa on Friday has said that not every person missing is attributable to state.

Maj Gen Asif said during the meeting with Defence of Human Rights chairperson Amina Masood Janjua and discussed the issue of missing persons.

According to press release of the ISPR, He apprised Janjua about the efforts the government and security forces are making to facilitate the families of missing persons and address the issue for which he said a judicial commission is working day and night.

He also apprised her about special directions by Chief of Army staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa for the constitution of a special assistance cell at the Army’s General Headquarters for assisting the process, the ISPR said.

He further informed that a special assistant cell has been set up at the General Headquarters to provide assistance in addressing the issue. He said that the government and security forces are making efforts to facilitate the families of missing persons and address the issue.

“Our hearts go with the families of missing persons being Pakistanis. However, we must realize that not every person missing is attributable to state. Those with the state are under legal process,” the DG ISPR said.

“Still many individuals are there as part of TTP in Afghanistan and maybe in other conflict zones elsewhere. More so there are many who got killed fighting as part of TTP against the state of Pakistan,” he added.

“Such individuals are also to be accounted somewhere while listing the missing persons,” said Asif Ghafoor.

On the occasion,  Janjua acknowledged efforts by the state and security forces and for their empathy and support. She also reiterated the pledge that the affected families shall not allow any anti-state force to exploit their emotions against the interest of Pakistan.



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