Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed of the Lahore High Court on Tuesday sought the assistance of a law officer on a point of law, whether a person other than missing person’s relatives file a case for her recovery from alleged illegal detention.
This point was raised during the hearing of a habeas corpus petition seeking recovery of Sapna Khan and her infant daughter, alleged to be wife and daughter of former Punjab chief minister and MPA Sirdar Dost Muhammad Khan Khosa of the PML-N. The petition was filed by Judicial Activism Panel through its chairman Advocate Muhammad Azhar Siddique.
Siddique said Hina Khan, Sapna’s sister, had written a letter to the chief justice of Pakistan for recovery of her sister which had been annexed to the petition.
At this, the judge asked the counsel to submit Hina Khan’s affidavit and adjourned the hearing for October 28.
The petition says Sapna was allegedly thrashed and taken away by Khosa’s friends from his GOR residence on June 22 and since then there had been no clue to her whereabouts.
The counsel contended that Sapna Khan, a showbiz personality and the third spouse of Khosa, was last seen outside the official residence of Khosa carrying a baby in her lap. She was mercilessly beaten by the former CM’s friends who allegedly took her away in a car afterwards.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 26th, 2011.
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