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Govt likely to replace enforced disappearances’ commission chief: report

ISLAMABAD: Retired Justice Javed Iqbal is likely to be removed by the government as chairman of the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances, commonly known as the missing persons’ commission, as reported by a private media outlet.

This was discussed on Thursday in a federal cabinet meeting led by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the Prime Minister’s Secretariat.

The discussion was propagated by a summary that was presented by a participant of the meeting before the cabinet, seeking a replacement for Iqbal, who has also been appointed the chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The proposal said either the chairman of the missing persons’ commission should be removed or another member of the commission should be inducted to increase the total number of its members to four, according to the publication.

Iqbal was appointed the chairman of the judicial commission mandated to trace missing persons in September 2011.

He also headed the Abbottabad Commission that was formed to look into a United States Navy Seals operation in Abbottabad in 2011 in



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