Senate body directs ministry to present report on missing persons fortnightly

Senate body directs ministry to present report on missing persons fortnightly | PakistanTribeISLAMABAD – The Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan has directed the interior ministry to submit a report on the missing persons after every 15 days.

The committee also rectified the proposed draft of the functional committee on human rights regarding the trial of those, responsible for enforced disappearances.

The committee while describing the performance of the ministry of foreign affairs as disappointing said the case of Pakistan was lost due to improper homework on foreign affairs.

The committee said that the people of Pakistan come to know though foreign reports about any matter regarding Pakistan.

The committee also showed dissatisfaction over the performance of institutions concerned regarding the recovery of the two Czech Republic women, who were abducted from Balochsitan eight months ago.

The committee summoned the officials concerned on the next meeting of the committee along with performance report. The committee while showing dissatisfaction of the briefing of the foreign affairs refused to hear the additional secretary present in the meeting.

The Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan met with Senator Haji Adeel in the chair at the parliament house on Wednesday. The advisor to PM on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz, Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani briefed the committee about the achievements of recent visits of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to US, UK, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

Sartaj Aziz informed the committee that the decision about the Nato supply cooperation was taken by the former defence committee. This committee had decided cooperation at the time of exit. He said that there was no time for incorporation of new conditions due to progress in relations with the European Union.

He said that government has achieved success. He said that the nation would come to now about the performance of the government after five years.

He said that the strategic relations are being restored with the US, adding that the meetings of working groups are being held, adding that ministerial level dialogues would be held in Washington in March 2014.

Senator Farhatullah Babar informed the committee about the recommendations of the functional committee for holding people responsible for forced disappearances.

The Foreign Affairs Committee also rectified the recommendations of the functional committee. The committee rejected the briefing of the interior and foreign affairs ministries regarding the recovery of the two abducted women of Czech Republic from Balochistan.

Senator Haji Adeel said that Pakistani agencies are ignorant about such kinds of incidents, adding that these women reached Pakistan through Iran and were planning to go to India. He questioned as to who issued them NOC.

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