In a press conference held in Islamabad, Law Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar asserted that resolving the longstanding issue of missing persons required a comprehensive approach, emphasizing the government’s commitment to achieving a solution through consensus among all stakeholders.

Addressing the media alongside Information Minister Attaullah Tarar, Azam Tarar underscored that the issue, spanning four decades, could not be hastily resolved, urging patience and a collaborative effort rather than reacting to social media discourse or court directives.

Highlighting Pakistan’s pivotal role in combating terrorism over the years, the law minister acknowledged the sacrifices made by both the nation and its armed forces. He stressed that these sacrifices must be acknowledged and considered in the context of addressing the issue of missing persons, given the challenging geopolitical environment in the region.

Azam Tarar outlined the government’s efforts initiated under previous administrations, including the establishment of the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances during the PPP government in 2011. He noted that significant progress had been made, with approximately 7,900 out of 10,200 cases resolved under the commission’s purview, while acknowledging that a sizable portion of cases remained unresolved.

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Moreover, he highlighted Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s recent directives to reconstitute a committee to address enforced disappearances, with provisions for parliamentary representation, demonstrating the government’s renewed commitment to addressing this critical issue.

In conclusion, the law minister reiterated the government’s dedication to resolving the matter of missing persons through sustained dialogue, collaboration, and a comprehensive approach that considers the complexities and challenges involved.