The same SHC bench disposed of different petitions seeking the whereabouts of 10 activists of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) as their families informed the bench that they have returned home.
Earlier, the families had informed the court that their relatives, Abdul Basit, Husnain Raza, Arshad, Farhanuddin and Pervaiz, went missing in recent weeks. They had blamed the Rangers for unlawfully detaining them.
Meanwhile, the same bench also directed the Rangers authorities to allow a meeting of the MQM’s Korangi unit incharge Raheel with his family at the Mitha Ram sub-jail. The bench passed order on a petition filed by the detainee’s wife, who claimed that the paramilitary force had detained her husband for 90 days under Section 11EEEE of the Anti-Terrorism Court but were not allowing them a meeting.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 26th, 2016.