Islamabad, Oct. 13: Pakistan is reportedly miffed at a UN working group report released last month, which cast light on the enforced disappearances in the country, a senior foreign ministry official has said.
“We have serious reservations on some parts of the report which will be communicated to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) through diplomatic channels,” the official told The Express Tribune on the condition of anonymity.
The official claimed that many of the details given in the report are ‘unacceptable’ to Pakistan.
“Most of its parts are merely ridiculous and based on wild allegations against army, law enforcement institutions and intelligence agencies levelled by irrelevant and irresponsible individuals who do not possess evidence matching international standards of justice to prove their charges,” he said.
A major reservation Pakistan has against the report is the number of missing persons in Balochistan, the paper said.
“Pakistan totally disagrees with the UN group’s finding that 14,000 persons are still missing in Balochistan… the numbers of missing persons are highly exaggerated, objectionable and challengeable,” the official said, adding that the report had failed to take Pakistan’s stated policy on the army’s role in Balochistan as well.
The 10-page report, prepared by the UN working group after its 10-day visit to Pakistan last month, accused members of Pakistan security and Intelligence agencies of violating human rights all over the country during the last 23 years, the paper added. (ANI)