SHC seeks report of detention of missing person

Karachi: The Sind High Court SHC on Tuesday directed deputy attorney general to call a report from concerned authorities regarding confinement of missing person who have been detained in internment centers of security agencies.

Headed by Chief Justice Mushir Alam, the division bench was hearing the petition of Hakim Khan seeking whereabouts of his missing brother, Muhammad Zaman, who according to him had been picked up by the police officials on 16.11.2011 from Tanveer Colony, Orangi Town.

Investigation officer Sikander Zulfiqar filed detailed report submitting that serious efforts have been made to collect the information from civil and military authority in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa KPK and learnt that Muhammad Zaman is in internment centre of the security agencies in South Waziristan, KPK. However, he submitted he wrote letters to concerned law enforcing agencies but in vain.

The court noted that in many cases it is reported by the complainants that on their personal and credible information missing persons are kept by the security agencies in the interment centre situated beyond the territorial limits of this court and even teams of the law enforcing agencies from this province are not accorded and well received by the law enforcing agencies in other provinces.

The court ruled that copy order be placed before member of Federal Review Board as to bring to its notice of families of missing person as many such families have no resources to approach Peshawar High Court to redress of their grievance.

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