Bilawal asks BNP-M, MQM not to vote for budget unless missing persons issue resolved


ISLAMABAD: Expressing his concern over increasing incidents of missing persons, the PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has urged the BNP-M and MQM-P not to vote for upcoming budget unless the government fulfills its promise regarding enforced disappearance.
He was talking to newsmen after chairing National Assembly Standing committee on Human rights here on Monday. He said that that no institution should be allowed to kidnap people, adding that missing persons issue was a serious problem and it should be solved. He said that the PPP was raising voice for the missing persons, but now many political parties are raising voice for the rights of the missing persons. He said that Imran Khan had made commitment with Akhtar Mengal and MQM-P about enforced disappearance. He said that if the government failed to fulfill its promise, then the MQM and BNP-M should not vote for anti-poor upcoming budget.
To a question about Rao Anwar, he said that the PPP has clarified its position about Bahadur Bacha (brave child) comments, but he has not seen any clarification about ISI letter for Rao Anwar. He said that Rao Anwar issue was not on meeting agenda, but a member raised this issue. He said that many of PPP workers were killed in extra-judicial killings. He said that PPP stance on extra-judicial was very clear.
He said that the PPP was opposed to extra-judicial killing from Karachi, Balochistan to FATA. He also talked about cyber crime act and said that FIA chief has been summoned for next meeting.


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