Federal Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah talking to family members of missing persons: Photo provided by DGPR

Staff Reporter:

QUETTA: Federal Interior Minister, Rana Sanaullah on Thursday said that the present government was committed to resolving the issue of missing persons. “The issue of missing persons is not only confined to their families rather it is an issue of the country”, the Federal Interior Minister told reporters at a news conference at the Chief Minister Balochistan’s Secretariat. CM Mir Quddus Bizenjo, federal ministers Nazeer Ahmed Tarar, Agha Hassan Baloch, Shazia Marri, and Senator Kamran Murtaza and other high-level officials were also present on the occasion.

The federal minister met with the protesting members of the missing persons in the Red Zone of Quetta and assured them of the recovery of their loved ones. The protesters ended their sit-in after the assurance of the federal interior minister and reopened the Red Zone of Quetta.

Rana Sanaullah informed the federal ministers held negotiations with the family members of the missing persons on the directives of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. “Federal government is trying to solve the issue of missing persons”, the Minister said.

“Solution of this issue is the responsibility of the country and nation”, Rana

The Federal Minister stated that the issue of missing persons was not only confined to their families rather it was entire Pakistan’s problem. “Solution of this issue is the responsibility of the country and nation”, Rana Sanaullah stated.

He said that the whole nation was facing the destruction of floods and Imran Khan was abusing everyone by holding rallies, neither the judiciary nor any other institution was safe from him.

He said that negotiations with anyone including TTP will be negotiations under the constitution of Pakistan, be it any terrorist group. Pakistan forces have the power to deal with terrorism, he vowed. He said that the political parties of Balochistan are part of the government and will be informed about any progress that will be made.

Seven meetings held about missing persons: Tarar

Speaking on this occasion, Federal Minister for Law Nazir Tarar said that on the instructions of the Prime Minister, 7 meetings have been held on the issue of missing persons, they want to find a solution to the long-standing problem that has been going on for 20 years.

He said that the committee for the recovery of missing persons. Two months’ time has been given for us to submit our report and practical steps will also be taken. Speaking on this occasion, Federal Minister Shazia Murri said that there is concern over the issue of missing persons whenever there is news in this regard.

She said that there is a catastrophic flood situation in Pakistan, the people of Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Punjab are in water due to extraordinary rains, and help is needed.

Shazia Marri urged all political parties to put their heads together to support the floods affecting people across the country.

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