Asif vows to resolve missing persons’ issue


Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Sunday said that the government would fulfill its responsibility of resolving the issue of missing persons.
In an interview with a private TV channel, Asif said that law would be made in this regard soon.
He said that some of the missing persons have left the country and settled in Afghanistan, while 89 were still untraceable. He said the two missing persons were in jail and they have requested the court to ensure their presence in the prisons instead of calling them in the court.
To a question, the minister said that former president Pervez Musharraf abrogated the constitution on October 12, 1999 and this step was the root of all problems facing the country, including the missing persons’ issue.
Asif said that action would be taken against all the convicts in LPG quota corruption case as declared by the Supreme Court. He said that during election campaign, he was offered a huge amount of money to take back the petition against LPG quota in the court, but he refused.
To another question, he said the thinking of army has significantly changed and democracy was being strengthened in the country. He said that during last five years, the army neither conspired against democracy in the country nor did politicking by joining hands with politicians.
He said that the country’s problems would be solved if parliament, politicians, the government and the army work together.