KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) has summoned all records regarding travel history of more than 70 missing persons and the detention centres they were kept in from pertaining institutions.
According to details, Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto of Sindh High Court heard on pleas filed for recovery of more than 70 missing individuals.
As the hearing went underway, high court sought the reason for not publishing advertisements regarding the recovery of missing persons to the investigation officer.
Investigation officer Aftab Alam requested the court to provide him more time for publishing advertisements.
To the officer’s request, Justice Naimatullah, expressing his anger, said, “We had ordered to give advertisements in print and electronic media regarding missing persons so that they could be recovered. Investigaion officer should be sent to jail for not complying with court orders.”
In his bold remarks, he warned the investigation officer of not displaying such carelessness’ in the case any further.
He added that missing citizens must be recovered as soon as possible and also hinted towards a possible action against PTF and other related institutions if no progress is observed in the case.
Justice Naimatullah Phulphoto showed lack of confidence in the police as they failed to detect missing persons. The court summoned heads of constituted JITs, provincials task force and director of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
Later, SHC summoned details regarding detention centres and travel history of missing citizens from pertaining organizations.
Moreover, police also summoned reports from police, rangers, Sindh home department and other related departments in the case.