Balochistan security: Security personnel have to present missing persons, says CJ

Published: May 4, 2012

Chief justice said that the court wanted the matter to be resolved peacefully but now it will issue orders. PHOTO: FILE

QUETTA: While hearing a case on the deteriorating law and order situation in Balochistan, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on Friday that the personnel of security forces were like his “children”, but the court was helpless and asked them to present the missing persons before the court. 

Hearing the case at the Supreme Court’s Quetta registry, the chief justice said that the court wanted the matter to be resolved peacefully but now it will issue orders.

Chief Justice Chaudhry ordered the Inspector General of Police to present the lawyer who went missing from Khuzdar, Muneer Meerwani and a doctor who went missing from Saryab, Dr Akbar, within two weeks.

The chief justice enquired from the deputy attorney general as to where the regional supervisors of the intelligence agencies were and said that they should have been present during the hearing. He said that when the IG can come to the court then they, too, should.

He also remarked that the advocate general should save the fire which has inflicted the whole province.

3 more missing persons reunite with family

Three out of the seven people who went missing from the Marwar area of Quetta three weeks back reached home late Thursday night.

Voice for Baloch Missing Persons spokesman Nasrullah Baloch confirmed that Mohammad Kareem, Doha Khan and Safar Khan reached home.

All three people were expected to be presented in court today.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • A J Khan
    May 4, 2012 - 11:43AM

    I hope these terrorists would be taken to task by the courts other wise Lyari like situations will keep errupting. Regretfully some electronic channels promote their voilence and firefights as some thing legal

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  • dpd
    May 4, 2012 - 1:14PM

    Why does ET not report on why and who was responsible for these acts.

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  • Lobster
    May 4, 2012 - 2:38PM

    @A J Khan:
    Even if one is terrorist, doesn’t makes sense to kidnap them or kill them without trial..does it?

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  • Hakeem
    May 4, 2012 - 5:54PM

    Criminal or innocent this isn’t the way of justice, they must be given chance for fair trial, kidnapping and displacing them away from loved once is very cruel crime, majors and colonels involved should be punished!

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  • Babloo
    May 4, 2012 - 5:56PM

    I congratulate the chief justice for giving some redress to the individuals and families who are abducted, toutured and often killed with impunity in extra judicial exercise by agencies. However whats disturbing is the chief justice continues to use the word ‘missing persons’ to describe this phenomenon of brutal abuse of basic human rights often leading to murder.

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  • Saif M
    May 4, 2012 - 7:30PM

    “He said that when the IG can come to the court then they, too, should.”

    But they didn’t. How about issuing a contempt notice?

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  • dv sikka
    May 4, 2012 - 9:53PM

    Why enforcing the Rule of Law is the job of the SC. What is role of Zardari government ?. Does Pakistan need them.

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  • Super-Fool KaalCopterTanoli
    May 5, 2012 - 12:17AM

    @dv sikka:
    It’s not the civilian government that enforces any laws. They may come up with new ones or reasons to get rid of old ones and make it so, but it’s still the judiciary’s responsibility

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  • Lashkar Bugti
    May 5, 2012 - 4:09AM

    @Super-Fool KaalCopterTanoli: So, it is not the responsibility of civilian Govt to keep law and order.

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  • elelmentary
    May 10, 2012 - 5:17PM

    @Super-Fool KaalCopterTanoli:
    What????????

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