Senate committee seeks report on missing persons, knife attacks in Karachi

ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Interior on Wednesday directed Interior Ministry and Sindh Home Department to present it reports about missing persons and knife attacks on women by a motorcycle rider in Karachi.

The committee meeting was chaired by Senator A Rehman Malik at Parliament House here.

The chairman committee asked the members to bring to the notice of the committee cases of persons went missing in Balochistan. Senator Israrullah Zehri told the committee about the cases of missing persons in Balochistan and expressed his concerns. A Rehman Malik said foreign agencies and other countries were involved in the kidnapping of persons in Balochistan. He said everybody knew what Kulbhushan Yadev was doing in Balochistan, adding a decrease was witnessed in the cases of missing persons.

The committee chairman took notice of the cases of knife attacks on women by a mysterious motorcycle rider in Karachi and directed that the Interior Ministry should brief the committee about the attacks and the cases of missing persons, in the next meeting. He said Home Secretary and Inspector General Police Sindh should also be present in the next meeting and give report about the knife attacks in the provincial capital.

The IG Sindh should explain the reasons as to why police was not able to arrest a single person on motorcycle who kept on attacking women, he added.

He said the federal government should explain to the committee the steps taken by it to stop incidents of kidnapping in the country. He said the country was facing the menace of terrorism and politics should be avoided on the acts of terror.

The committee chairman appreciated the services of newly appointed chairman NAB Justice ® Javed Iqbal, who was also chairman committee on missing persons.

He said a number of people were recovered during the period in which Justice ® Javed Iqbal remained the chairman of the committee on missing persons.

He expressed hope that Justice ® Javed will come up to the expectations of the people while working as Chairman NAB. The committee rejected the amendment in the Child Marriage Restraint Bill, 2007.

The chairman said the law which was against our religion would not be passed.

“We cannot raise the age for marriage. The age which was allowed in Islam will be followed,” he remarked.

Senators Shahi Syed, Barrister Mohammad Ali Saif, Tahir Hussain Mashhadi, Israrullah Zehri, Javed Abbasi, Shibli Faraz and Minister of State for Interior Talal Chaudhry, attended the meeting besides officials of different ministries.