KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) was told on Thursday that only four out of over 20 missing children in the province had been recovered, as the court slammed the police’s lax attitude towards the case.
Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) AD Khawaja was summoned by the court in the case, but he failed to appeared and instead sent Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Central Muqaddas Haider to represent him before the SHC.
SSP Haider submitted the IGP’s response to the court, saying that of the more than 20 missing children in Sindh, four had been recovered, whereas cases had been registered for the recovery of seven more. He assured the court that appropriate measures had been taken in this regard.
The additional advocate general, however, maintained that the slow progress in the case was because the IGP had not appointed a high-level officer as lead investigator. “Children are missing from the province and the IGP is not concerned,” the court observed and ordered, “The children should be recovered. This is an alarming situation.”
The court urged the IGP to file a report on the matter on an urgent basis and also directed the Sindh government to do everything in its power to ensure the children are recovered as soon as possible.