KARACHI: A two-member bench of the Sindh High Court (SHC) ordered the police on Thursday to recover the missing children and present its report by December 16.
The bench, headed by Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto, hearing a case pertaining to the case of 20 missing children, asserted that the case of missing children was a dangerous issue and ordered the police to look into all its aspects.
Expressing its dissatisfaction over Deputy Inspector General’s (DIG) report, the court said that proper work was not being done for the recovery of the children. Justice Phulpoto said the police investigation in the case as “lethargic and very slow.”
Parents of missing children present in court during a previous hearing had said that the police were not being cooperative.
The government counsel informed the bench that 22 cases have been registered with police about the untraced children.
The DIG Crimes informed the court that a police team was formed on the orders of the IG Police and a missing girl, Naureen was recovered. The court ordered the DIG to present himself before the court during each hearing of the case until all missing children are recovered.
The bench also ordered the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to take steps for recovery of these children.
In 2012, the Roshni Research and Development Welfare, had filed a petition seeking court orders for the provincial police to consider the missing children’s cases, who went missing from different parts of Karachi and register FIRs. The petition had claimed that cases of missing kids were not being properly investigated by the police department.