The Islamabad High Court on Thursday criticised the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances over its failure to recover the forcibly disappeared persons.
During the hearing of a case pertaining to the recovery of Zahid Amin, who has been missing for eight years, and Sadiq Amin, who went missing a year ago, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah said the commission failed to fulfil its responsibility.
The court directed the commission to submit a clarification as to why it failed to take effective action against the disappearances. The commission should also submit a report regarding why it failed to take action after its production orders for the recovery of the missing persons were apparently snubbed, it added.
In hindsight, it is apparent that the proceedings that followed the issuance of the production orders were merely a formality.