COiOED disposes of 5,853 forced disappearance cases
PESHAWAR: Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances (COiOED) has disposed of 5,853 cases of forced disappearances by August-end from out of some 8,100 such cases received from March 2011 to July 2021 from various areas of the country, said progress report issued by Secretary COiOED. According to the report, in August, 2021, the commission had received 22 new complaints of disappearance. Total cases were some 8,122 by August 31, 2021. Out of these cases, the commission has disposed of 5,853 cases including 56 cases during August, 2021. In August, the commission held hearings at Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore and Quetta resulting in disposal of 14 cases pertaining to the Punjab, 09 cases pertaining to the Sindh, 17 cases pertaining to the KP and 14 cases pertaining to Balochistan, while two cases pertained to ICT. Sub-office of the commission has become fully active at Karachi after the joining of Justice (r) Zia Parvez as Member of the Commission. Chairman Justice Javed Iqbal and Muhammad Sharif Virk, Member visited Lahore for hearing cases pertaining to certain districts of Punjab. Similarly, Justice Fazal-ur-Rahman, senior member visited Quetta from 23-28 August, 2021.  – APP