NA unanimously adopts PML-N’s resolution on missing persons
ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Wednesday unanimously adopted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) resolution on missing persons, DawnNews reported.
The resolution, for the recovery of people from enforced disappearances, was tabled by PML-N’s member of the National Assembly Zahid Hamid and was adopted unopposed by the house.
The resolution proposed formation of a high-level committee comprising eight members from the upper and lower house of the parliament.
“The committee should be formed after consultation between the speaker national assembly, prime minister and the leader of oppositions,” the resolution said.
The committee would submit its findings within a two-month time period after meeting families of the missing persons and officials of the security forces, it said.
The committee should also keep in view orders of the apex court in this regard and recommendations from commissions formed for recovering missing persons and on murder of journalist Saleem Shahzad, said the resolution.
The resolution has also called for proposing new laws to determine the role of security agencies and also expressed its concerns over the bad name earned by the security agencies in the country and abroad over the issue.