A university student from the Wah Cantonment area approached the Lahore High Court on Wednesday for the recovery of his father who was allegedly picked up by intelligence agencies.
LHC Rawalpindi Bench Justice Khawaja Imtiaz Ahmed directed the standing counsel for the federation and a Punjab assistant advocate general to get a response from the concerned authorities by June 20.
Touseef Hussain, a student at the University of Wah, alleged his father, Zafar Iqbal, a charge man at Pakistan Ordinance Factory (POF), was picked up from his house in the Gadal area of Wah Cantonment by Federal Investigation Unit staff in civilian clothes along with men in police uniforms in a Rescue 15 vehicle.
“We are one brother and two sisters beside our mother and depend on the salary of my father. After he was taken on April 22, we have not received his salary from POF, making it hard for us to make ends meet,” the petitioner maintained in his plea.
Further explaining the difficulties of the family after the alleged abduction, Touseef said the agency men took away their computer and a brief case containing important documents and even the roll number slips of his sisters for their BA and FA exams.
The petitioner alleged that at 8pm on April 22, the agency men entered their house and forcibly took away his father without an explanation.
“After 17 days, I succeeded in getting an FIR on the abduction of my father registered with the Wah Police against unknown agency men.”
Touseef said the alleged abductors once called him to inquire about his father’s passport but they never came to his house to collect it.
Published In The Express Tribune, June 7th, 2012.
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