Pakistan's 'Disappeared': The Cost of the War Against the Taliban

Since 2011, a government commission investigating the enforced disappearances has dealt with more than 4,929 cases of Pakistan's "missing people".

Internally displaced Pakistani girls, fleeing a military operation against Taliban militants in North Waziristan, carry pots near a refugee camp in Bannu on August 14, 2014

Rawalpindi/Peshawar, Pakistan - As lightning cuts across the darkened Peshawar sky, Manzoor Pashteen implores thousands of demonstrators to no longer be afraid. The rain lashes down upon them, as they stand in rapt attention, listening to the leader of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM), a civil rights movement that has quickly risen to national prominence across Pakistan.

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