Women from Awaran district detained for crossing border illegally: Senate informed

Nov 01, 2017
ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Interior Talal Chaudhry Wednesday informed the Senate that three women and their children belonging to Awaran distirct were in the custody of the Balochistan government as they were detained while crossing the border illegally. Responding to a calling attention notice moved by Dr Jehanzeb Jamaladini, Farhatullah Babar, Muhammad Usman Khan, and Sardar Muhammad Azam Khan Musakhel regarding the three women along with their children, who went missing on October 30, he Chaudhry said he personally approached the Balochistan Chief Secretary and Deputy Inspector General of Police, and District Police Office Awaran, who informed him that the women and their children were taken into custody while crossing the border illegally. He, however, sought more time form Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani for a detailed response on the issue. The chairman asked the minister to brief the House on the issue on Thursday. The minister said the government believed in zero tolerance against violation of human rights. He said a commission headed by Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal was effectively working on the complaints regarding missing persons and success had been also achieved in the recovery of most of the persons. The lawmakers from MQM and PPP staged a token walkout from the House over the arrest of women and their children. - APP


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