KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday heard a set of petitions pertaining to recovery of more than 70 missing persons. The court expressed its anger over the performance of both police and Joint Investigation Team (JIT) for making no progress in tracing the whereabouts of missing persons.
DSP Korangi and other officials turned up as a two-member bench headed by Justice Aftab Ahmed Gorar resumed the hearing.
The bench expressed extreme displeasure at police officials who failed to comply with the court orders for publication of an advertisement regarding the missing persons.
“If your child goes missing, will you still sit so relaxed? Have you ever made efforts to honour your uniform?” Justice Ayaz Tunio, another bench member, scolded DSP Korangi.
“Have you ever thought whether you are earning hilal or haram?” the judge inquired. The bench was also angry over non-appearance of IG Sindh AD Khawaja.
An investigation office told the bench that even a joint investigation team could not trace the missing persons. “It seems that JIT would not let police officers do their job. We should issue orders to some others creature,” said Justice Aftab.
The bench ordered Sindh Home Ministry, police, Rangers and another concerned official to file a progress report by June 28.