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PHC orders presentation of complete list of missing persons

Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Tuesday gave a last chance to the authorities to present a complete list of missing persons by 4th December otherwise action would be taken against them.
During hearing of 57 missing persons’ case the two-member bench of the PHC comprising Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan and Justice Seth Waqar said that it was the responsibility of the courts to award punishment. He pointed that the COAS has also made it clear that an accused cannot be described as convict.
The Defence Ministry informed the court that the number of missing persons was being exaggerated and assured to cooperate with the court in the case.
The chief justice said that 1,100 persons have been released but still 1,095 persons were in the internment centers. He directed that a joint meeting of the security agencies, field commanders, unit commanders, chief secretary, home secretary and additional chief secretary FATA be convened and a final list of all the missing persons be prepared.
He said those arrested with concrete proofs be produced in the courts and where there are insufficient proofs, police services be hired for investigation. He said people against whom there are no proofs be released immediately.
The hearing was then adjourned for 11th December.

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