SHC warns intelligence agencies for not filing comments in missing person case

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC), expressing extreme displeasure over federal law enforcement agencies for not filing comments in a missing person case despite repeated directions, has warned them of passing “appropriate orders” if they failed to file comments.

Headed by Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi, the division bench, was seized with a petition of Amna who moved the court for seeking her missing son’s whereabouts. She alleged that her son had been picked up by intelligence agencies.

Earlier the court directed director general Military Intelligence (MI) and Inter-Services Intelligence to be in attendance before it and explain why proceedings for disobeying court orders may not be initiated against them.

The bench observed that despite court orders, neither any comment has been filed nor any official of the federal law enforcing agencies has shown appearance. Learned deputy attorney general Muhammad Ashraf Mughal requested the court for time to file comments.

The court granted two week time for filing comments and warned the officials of the agencies if they failed to file comments, the court may pass appropriate orders against them.

The hearing of case was adjourned till March 7.

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