Missing persons case: IG FC absent, CJ angry

Published: May 11, 2012

SC says federal government not taking interest in Balochistan affairs. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: During the hearing of Balochistan security case in the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Caudhry said that if Inspector General Frontier Corps (IG FC) Balochistan  Obaidullah Khattak did not show up before the court, strict action would be taken against him, Express News reported on Friday.

Expressing discontent, the chief justice said, “The IG FC will have to come.”

He also added that during the last hearing, the IG had been ordered to present missing persons.

“Why haven’t they been brought before the court?” said the chief justice.

“Ask the IG at what time he will be able to come today.”

The chief justice said that the federal government was not taking any interest in the affairs of Balochistan.

The court, taking a strong stance, ordered CCTV footage from a camera outside a private hotel, adding that if the footage was not presented, the corps commander would be summoned with the footage.

Reader Comments (10)

  • Adeel759
    May 11, 2012 - 3:08PM

    Baluchistan Police is responding very positively, its time that CJ orders Police to arrest IGFC and present him before Honorable SC.

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  • Pungi
    May 11, 2012 - 4:34PM

    Now these culprits need to b punished to set an example..

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  • sial
    May 11, 2012 - 4:37PM

    @Adeel759:
    yes i think its about time now before it goes out of hands.keep it up cj

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  • Umer
    May 11, 2012 - 5:11PM

    Any contempt of court proceedings against IG FC? Of course not. One rule for PPP and another for military masters.

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  • intizar zaidi
    May 11, 2012 - 6:21PM

    BS: If PM can be held for contempt. Why not IG FC corps commander Balochistan. Don’t blame the Feds. Actions speaks itself.

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  • Khan Jr
    May 11, 2012 - 6:31PM

    Gillani may have been a prime minister but he was nevertheless a civilian.

    The IG FC Balochistan is a serving major general and appears to be in no mood to take orders from a civilian head of the Supreme Court.

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  • Jhanzeb khan
    May 11, 2012 - 6:40PM

    Mr Chief This will never be happen if your courts hang the terrorists. In the last ten years not a single militant awarded sentence just in the name of lack of evidence This is shame for judiciary Recommend

  • Cautious
    May 11, 2012 - 7:37PM

    One wonders why the govt/military officials don’t just tell the justices that the “missing persons” are classified as “missing” because they don’t know where they are – end of story. Probably never dawned on your judges that if your govt really knows where the “missing persons” are they are guilty of kidnapping and other offenses and should be removed from office and tossed in jail.

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  • Khan Jr
    May 11, 2012 - 9:33PM

    According to a newspaper report today:

    BlockquoteDIG Operations Balochistan Police Hamid Shakeel informed the court that CCTV video of a private hotel shows the FC vehicle picking up the missing persons. The court also ordered to present the video.
    Blockquote

    It’s time some of these FC people were tried and thrown in jail. It’s no wonder the IG FC, a serving major general, prefers not to obey the CJ’s summons to appear in court.

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  • Imran
    May 12, 2012 - 9:15AM

    “[CJ] adding that if the footage was not presented, the corps commander would be summoned with the footage.”

    Oh please sir, quit this drama.

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