QUETTA: After being disappointed by law enforcement agencies, a woman submitted an application before the Supreme Court treasury bench in Quetta, about her husband who has been missing for the past two years.
“My husband Mehmoodul Hassan, a 52-year-old businessman, went missing from Dalbandin in Chagai district over two years ago,” Hajra Mirza pleaded.
Mirza, accompanied by her young son, said that her husband was abducted in mid-2010 from the Dalbandin area by a group of armed men. “The kidnappers contacted me after a week and demanded a huge amount as ransom for the safe release of my husband. However, some officials advised me against paying the money as they promised to trace my husband,” she said.
“Now 26 months have passed but I don’t know where my husband is,” she cried.
Mirza had contacted senior officials but to no avail. “All they have given me are verbal assurances only,” she said with tears rolling down her cheeks. “I do not know if my husband is alive or killed. I want this ambiguity to end as it disturbs my family so much,” she said.
She further said that her elder son had contacted a fortune-teller who predicted that Hassan was alive.
Mirza believes that her husband was not kidnapped for ransom because kidnappers had not contacted her for a long time. However, Mirza has pinned all her hopes on Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhary. “I have submitted an application and the Chief Justice said he would hear her case after two weeks.”
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