ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved the bill regarding the enforced disappearances a criminal offense. He took this decision in the meeting of Human Rights.
According to the official statement of the PM, it is decided to amend the Pakistan Penal Code. This initiative has been taken due to the increasing rates of enforced disappearances in various areas of Pakistan. Mostly, the people living in disputed tribal areas, Baluchistan and Karachi have complaints about enforced disappearances.
Fawad Choudhry, the information minister, explains that the people involved in the enforced disappearances of the citizens will be arrested as it is considered a severe criminal offense now.
On Tuesday, a meeting was held in Islamabad headed by the PM Imran Khan. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari, State Minister for Interior Shehryar Afridi and other high officials were also present there.
The members presented the bill and apprised to the PM that the “eradication of enforced disappearances” is the need of the hour. Therefore, it is necessary to amend the PPC to let the people know that such acts will be considered the criminal offense.
The PM also issued the orders to the Bureau of Statistics for a nation-wide survey to stop the child labor. He also directed the said department to plan an effective strategy to bring such children out of poverty.
The PM showed his displeasure against the discriminatory signboards against workers from the capital city of Pakistan. He ordered the officials to remove such signboards.