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A curious case of Pakistani agencies

During the ongoing missing persons case in Pakistan’s Supreme Court, the agencies have admitted that they abducted 11 missing persons from Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi. These are the same agencies that denied having any information, on disappearance of these 11 jailed persons, for 7 months. And there are hundreds of others who face the same fate.

What now of the rule of law when the country’s own agencies bypass its fundamental laws to establish a parallel government? What of fundamental human rights? And of the right to defend one’s self in front of an unbiased legal authority?

Contrary to popular belief that – ISI reports to PM Secretariat, MI is under Army and IB is under Interior Ministry – there has never been any legislation to govern these agencies. This gives them almost limitless powers over 180 million people and run a parallel government to the one that is sitting duck in Islamabad.

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