ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) has sought a three year report from relevant authorities regarding the number of people gunned down in Balochistan.
A three member bench of the apex court, presided by SC Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, held a proceeding over the law and order situation in the province.
Regarding the missing persons phenomena in the province, the bench gave police 24 hours to produce three missing persons before the court.
The bench observed that police officials were reluctant to contact relevant authorities for the recovery of missing persons. They reprimanded Superintendent of Police (SP) Tariq for failing to control the situation in his area, from where people had been reportedly picked up by unknown officials.
In reply, Advocate General Balochistan Amanullah Kinrani told the court that due to a high level meeting in Islamabad, the police could not contact the relevant quarters (ISI, MI) for the recovery of missing persons.
Expressing dismay over this conduct, the court said that more than 24 people have been killed recently but no one was there to control the situation.
The CJ added that even the prime minister has done nothing despite the fact that the court had issued orders in this regard, to take appropriate steps.
Meanwhile, former Senator Nawab Lashkari Riasani also attended the proceedings, however the Inspector General (IG) Police Balochistan was absent, to which the court took exception.
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