Not every missing person attributable to state: DG ISPR

Corps Commander Rawalpindi lauds troops readiness


Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor  said on Friday the government and security forces are making efforts to facilitate the families of missing persons and address the issue. While speaking to Defence of Human Rights group chairperson Amina Masood Janjua who called on him today, he said 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.
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. Such individuals are also to be accounted somewhere while listing the missing persons, said DG 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 further informed that a special assistant cell has been set up at the General Headquarters to provide assistance in addressing the issue. 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.
Meanwhile, Corps Commander Rawalpindi, Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar visited the Line of Control (LoC) on Friday, ISPR reported. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Corps Commander Rawalpindi Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar visited troops deployed along LOC at Siachin, Neelum, Muzaffarabad valleys, Kotli and Bhimber Sectors.
Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar hailed high state of readiness and morale of troops. He also reiterated commitment for safety and security of population along the LOC. It must be noted that at least five Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred and another received injuries in an explosion along the Line of Control in Chamb sector of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Wednesday.
According to the military’s media wing, the incident occurred in Jhamb Sector along the Loc. The incident is evident of state-sponsored terrorism by India violating bilateral ceasefire agreement and the international rules, read the statement. The spokesperson had said, The nature of the blast is being ascertained. The martyred soldiers include Subedar Muhammad Sadiq, Sepoy Muhammad Tayyab, Sepoy Sher Zaman, Sepoy Zohaib, and Sepoy Ghulam Qasim

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