Govt introducing a bill In the Parliament, The Criminal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021. It criminalises "false" claim of #EnforcedDisappearance with 5 years imprisonment. Your claim shall be deemed "false" if you're not able to prove it in court of law. (Contd)
The bill makes the perpetrators unaccountable. Govt is obviously twisting it and claiming this a bill to "address" #EnforcedDisappearances. Clearly a lie. Parliamentarians must not be deceived by the title. Read it before voting it.
@CMShehbaz @BBhuttoZardari
The proposed law will make the victims of #EnforcedDisappearance as criminals, who could be sentenced for 5 years if they fail to prove their claim of a disappeared loved one at the hands of government law enforcing agencies.
Please note, when powerful intelligence agencies come to pick a citizen, they employ all possible ways of plausible deniabolity. It is impossible for victims' families to present "evidence" in a corrupt compromised judicial system.
This is why despite overwhelming circusmatntial evidence, none of the high profile cases of #EnforcedDisappearances could bring any consequences for the perpetrators. Don't forget the famous case of missing #bloggers @SalmanHydr @AasimSaeedPPP @AWGoraya

The Criminal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 is against the spirit of the constitution of Pakistan. All political parties are requested to help stop the passage of this law. @NawazSharifMNS @MaryamNSharif @BBhuttoZardari @CMShehbaz @sakhtarmengal #MehmoodKhanAchakzai

The above thread is inspired by a cry for help by #AmnaMasoodJanjua

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I'd beg to differ on the view that military estab is upset over the "performance" of PTI govt.
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Thanks to Dr. @ShireenMazari1, the PM is advised to sign International Convention on Enforced Disappearances. Last two civilian governments were not allowed to sign it though.
However, Pakistan might not sign the provisions that allow 1/n
...families of disappeared persons to file complaints to the Committee on Enforced Disappearances formed under this Convention; mandates the Committee to consider the comokaints; and empowers the Committee to hold visits to the country in question. Also, Article 6(2) of the 2/n
Convention says that no order from any authority - civil or military - can be invoked to justify an enforced disappearance. That might also be the problem for a state that proudly carries the ghastly military courts as a badge of honour. 3/n
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