Quetta: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has summoned Inspector General (IG) Frontier Corps (FC) on Wednesday, a day after Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said it is believed that every third person in Balochistan is picked up by the paramilitary force.
The orders came during the hearing of a case pertaining to law and order situation and forced disappearances in Balochistan. A three-judge bench of the apex court headed by the CJ was hearing the case in the Supreme Court Quetta Registry here on Tuesday.
The CJ remarked that he had asked the IG FC to protect the reputation of his department.
FC’s lawyer Raja Arshad Kayani told the court that no missing person was in the custody of the force.
The court also directed the police DIG to present missing person Abdul Malik in the court.
Advocate General Amanullah Khan informed the court that 101 people were killed in the province last month. He said that 17 Sindhi speaking people were also gunned down in Balochistan. The court remarked that it was a new phenomenon and what the authorities have been doing to check it.
The court was told that three alleged terrorists of Lashkar-e-Mehdi, involved in the killing of 24 Ulema had been arrested.