Politicians should address real issues

Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Athar Minallah remarked on 30 May 2022 that “state played no role in preventing the violations of fundamental rights and stressed that political leadership should come forward to address the real issues, beyond their personal differences.”

CJ IHC correctly observed that problems could be resolved “had the political leadership used half of the energy they employed in their fight for power.”

Earlier, Justice Minallah had directed the federal government to serve notices on former president Gen (Retd) Parvez Musharraf and the successive chief executives for following a “tacit approval of the policy regarding enforced disappearances”.

CGR welcomes the federal government’s decision to constitute a seven-member committee, headed by the law minister, to “deliberate on a policy related to enforced disappearances in the country”.

Tariq Khosa
Director CGR
31 May 2022.