Quetta: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday resumed its frantic efforts to resolve the issue of missing persons of Balochistan as a three-judge bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry held intense hearing into a petition regarding the forced disappearance of people, in the Quetta registry of the country’s top court.
The court issued summons for the secretaries of Defence and Interior for Tuesday for their failure ensure improvement on the matter on part of secret agencies.
The CJ warned the authorities concerned of an appropriate order “present the missing persons if you held any, otherwise we are going to issue an effective order”
Balochistan Advocate General Amanullah Kanrani told the court that there were 16 cases of missing people that indicate complicity of the federal secret agencies.
He also told the court about the recovery of missing people. The ADG informed the court that Abdul Zakir, who went missing from Mastaung, have been recovered while two men Sanaullah and Shahnawaz, who went missing from Quetta, had emerged in Karachi, besides, a missing person Abdul Qaddus was found dead near a bus stop in Khuzdar district.
During the hearing the court also summoned top custom officer of the province and ordered him to immediately impound all non-registered vehicles and motorcycles within 15 days. The officer told the court that the provincial government had previously barred them from taking such action.