islamabad - Chairperson of Defence of Human Rights Pakistan (DHRP), Amna Masood Janjua, warned on Monday that the families of missing persons should not be forced to the extent to go to the United Nations to get justice, as they were being denied the same in Pakistan.

She also announced that she was going to write a book about her 10-year struggle against enforced disappearances that began with the disappearance of her spouse.

“I will disclose the hypocrisy and dual policies of the ruling elite and the people enjoying authority at higher levels in my book,” she said while addressing a press conference here at National Press Club.

“Democracy cannot grow in the country amid cries of aggrieved families of missing persons,” she said and disclosed that she was seeking time for a meeting with PM Nawaz Sharif but he was continuously denying to give her time.

She also sought time from Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif and added that a letter had been written to the COAS for a detailed briefing on the issue of missing persons.

“I want to tell the COAS that the majority of the missing persons is innocent,” she said.

She said that the DHRP would hold a walk in front of the ministry of human rights on December 10, International Day of Human Rights.

Janjua said that the courts were not hearing cases of enforced disappearances for the last four months and the Inquiry Commission on Missing Persons had failed to produce required results.

Replying to a question, she said that a missing person after his release from the custody of an intelligence agency had told her that her spouse was alive.