KARACHI:,,, Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday directed police and other law enforcement agencies to make all possible efforts to trace out missing activists of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and produce them in next hearing.
A division bench headed by Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi issued this direction while hearing a petition filed by MQM seeking recovery of its nine missing activists, who were allegedly picked up by personnel of enforcement agencies.
The court directed its office to club together different petitions regarding missing activists of MQM for joint hearing and fix them for hearing on July 15.
The party through its leader Farooq Sattar filed a petition, submitting that LEAs personnel arrested several activists of the party during raids at different areas of the city. He said that LEAs took away nine activists – Faheem Riaz, Farooq Ahmed, Zeeshan Gul, Usman Ahmed, Saeed, Aftab Alam, Arshad, Ayaz Hasan and Mohammad Asif – without any plausible reason and they were not produced before the court of law.
The MQM leader apprehended that law enforcers might coerce the detained activists into making false statements during interrogation. He pleaded the court to direct the law enforcers to present the missing men in court along with any records of cases against them.
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