Senate body orders report on enforced disappearances
ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights took serious notice of enforced disappearances of citizens and directed the ministry of defense to submit report in the next meeting.
In a committee meeting held under the chairmanship of Senator Afrasiab Khattak here on Friday, members were informed that the defense ministry has not received reports from intelligence agencies which is a major hurdle for them to submit report.
The officials of the ministry ensured that they would receive required information till Feb 20 and will present a detailed report in the next meeting of the committee.
On the issue of removing unnecessary check posts from the vicinity of federal capital causing inconvenience to the general public, Inspector General Islamabad Bani Ameeen apprised the committee that since 2008 they have established 179 police check posts in the city.
He said these check posts played a major role in controlling law and order in the city and the ration of various crimes including car snatching and bomb blasts reduced manifolds, adding, “There was no bomb blast in the city after 2011.”
Ameen further said that currently only 74 check posts are functioning in the city and the remaining pickets were removed to address grievances of the general public.
The committee also ordered Capital Development Authority (CDA) to ensure provision of basic facilities including toilets, umbrellas etc. at all the pickets for onduty police cops who render their duties day and night despite harsh weather conditions and other challenges.