IHC to summon PM on Sept 9th if missing persons cases not solved per law

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah Monday remarked that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif would have to appear in the court on Sept 9th, if the incumbent government would not take concrete measures for the recovery of missing persons.


He made these remarks while hearing the cases of recovery of Mudassar Naro and others.

IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah inquired Ministry of Interior officials to name the law-enforcement agencies (LEAs), which were under his ministry’s control, to which he replied—Islamabad Police, Rangers, and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

CJ Minallah rebuked the officials and remarked “Don’t pay lip service here. There is no doubt that neither the present nor the past government took the issue seriously. The primary responsibility lies on the shoulders of the federal government and the chief executive.”

Deputy Attorney General (Dag) Arshid Mehmood Kiani assured the court that it would see the state enforcing its writ in the case.

He claimed that he was not sure about the previous government, but the incumbent government has been trying its best the recovery of missing persons.