KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday heard a set of petitions pertaining to recovery of more than 50 missing persons as it stopped Inspector General Police (IGP) Kaleem Imam from transferring the Investigation Officer (IO) of the case.
The court remarked that due to the transfer of IO, the cases would be delayed.
The court expressed its annoyance over the performance of police for making no progress in tracing the whereabouts of missing persons.
A two-member bench headed by SHC Justice Naimtullah Phulpoto expressed displeasure over the report submitted by Sindh police on the case.
The bench issued notices to Sindh IGP, Karachi AIG, Home Department, AAG and others. The court also directed the AIG to supervise the matters of missing persons personally.
The bench also issued explanation notice to Korangi senior superintendent of police (SSP) for not implementing the court orders pertaining to a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) for recovery of missing persons.
The wife of a missing man stated that her husband was disappeared in 2017, but not even one JIT session on this case has held.
On which, the court asked the Korangi DSP that why he was not implementing the court orders? ëíAlways same reports are being submitted, we would also have to answer to Allah, the Almighty,íí it remarked.
Further, mother of a man, Sajid Ali, stated that her son is missing for the last 4 years. She claimed the paramilitary forces had taken away her son from home.
She said: “I have only one son and six daughters, there is no male member to earn bread for the family.”
Sajid’s father said he should be informed whether his son is alive or not.
The mother of another missing man, Javed, stated before the court that her son is missing for two years. She alleged that her son is in custody of Rangers.
The court, later, adjourned the hearing by directing the IO of missing personsí case to appear before the court on next hearing along with progress report in the case.