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Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances: Pakistan

In international human rights law, an enforced disappearance occurs when a person is secretly abducted by a state, political organization, or by a third party.

Population¹: 201,995,540

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) reports 1,400 unsolved disappearance cases, while the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) cites 370 cases of enforced disappearances since 2014 alone. Various NGOs (non-governmental organization) have also claimed between 5,000 to 18,000 cases have occurred in Pakistan.²


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