IHC seeks cabinet committee’s report on missing persons

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad

A division bench of Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday suspended the decision of single member bench for imposing fine on high officials in missing person case and sought report from sub-committee of cabinet.
A division bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri heard the appeal of federation against the decision of single member bench in missing person’s case. Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) and Secretary Interior appeared before the court in person.
AGP Khalid Javed said that it was a matter of basic human right, we were aware that it was the responsibility of the government. The government was taking concrete measures in this regard and a sub-committee of cabinet had also been constituted to view the missing persons’ matter, he said.
The committee was responsible to submit its report comprising the reasons of forced disappearances and recommendations, the AGP added. He said that the executive had taken notice of the issue and prayed the court to grant some time in this regard.

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