Chief Justice Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Tuesday refused to meet the UN delegation came in Pakistan to investigate the issue of enforced disappearances, saying that the matter is sub-judice.
The UN team arrived Pakistan on Monday for a 10-day mission to investigate the missing persons issue. The team’s arrival sparked a debate during a National Assembly on Monday and the parliamentarians dubbed the fact-finding exercise a ‘threat to the country’s sovereignty.’ A few critics also saying; why UNO is not putting its eyes on Kashmir, Burma and other countries where the missings are in a huge number.
While the team said; they will analyse and review measures adopted by Pakistan to eradicate the practice, including issues related to truth, justice and reparation for victims.
During their 10-day mission, the team will tour all provincial headquarters, meeting political leaders, government officials, civil society organisations and human rights activists to gather information on cases of enforced disappearances in the country.