SHC asks Interior Secy to arrange meeting of detainee with family

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday directed secretary interior ministry to ensure that family of a missing man, who was kept at headquarters of Frontier Constabulary (FC), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), meets with him.

The direction came on a petition filed by Abdul Majeed seeking recovery of his nephew Saeedur Rehman who was arrested by law enforcers from Saeedabad, Baldia Town in December 2012.

Counsel for the petitioner told the judges that despite court directions KpK government was not arranging meeting of the family of missing man with detainee. The court expressed displeasure over the non-compliance of its order and directed secretary ministry of interior to ensure that meeting between family of missing man and detainee takes places within ten days.

Meanwhile, the court was told that there were 21 internment centers notified in Fata where 117 internees were kept. However, the names of detainees – Adnan Amin and Bilal, who were allegedly picked up by rangers, were not mentioned in the list of 117 internees.

Two-judge bench was hearing a petition filed by Khanzada Khan seeking whereabouts of his son Adnan Amin along with his friend Bilal, baildar of the Frontier Constabulary. The petitioner’s lawyer said that alleged detainees were picked up by Sachal Rangers on October 30, 2012 and missing since then.

Earlier, the court observed that a large number of petitions since many years was pending due to inaction on part of federal government and directed secretary interior ministry to ensure that complete list of interment centers and detainees is placed on record within ten day and upon failure appropriate orders shall be passed.

During hearing on Tuesday, Salman Talibuddin, additional attorney general of Pakistan, submitted a list of internees detained in 21 internment centers notified in Fata but names of two detainees did find any place in the list.

Thus, the court directed him to place on record the requisite information about detainees on next hearing. Hearing of case was adjourned till August 29.

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