ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United Nations has pressed Pakistan's government and judiciary to do more to tackle the problem of thousands of people who have allegedly been detained by law enforcement and intelligence agencies and remain missing.
A U.N. working group on enforced disappearances delivered its initial findings Thursday after a 10-day visit to Pakistan.
One of the group's members, Olivier de Frouville, says they were invited by the Pakistani government.
But the visit was clouded by complaints from Pakistani parliament members who claimed the group's presence was a violation of the country's sovereignty.
Several key institutions in Pakistan — including the Supreme Court, the military and the all-powerful intelligence agency — refused to meet with the group. Their lack of cooperation raises questions about how much impact the group's visit will have.