SHC orders govt to recover missing persons

Says district taskforce should be activated for the purpose

Our Correspondent March 06, 2022


The Sindh High Court has ordered the provincial government and others to immediately activate the district taskforce to recover missing persons.

A bench, headed by Justice Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro, heard petitions for the recovery of missing persons. The counsel for the petitioners sought the transfer of the cases to the AVCC unit of Police.

Advocate Abdul Latif Pasha claimed that the police did not have the capacity to recover the missing citizens.

"People, who have been missing for a long time, should be transferred to the Anti-Violence and Crime Cell for recovery. AVCC can recover missing citizens with the help of advanced technology and capabilities," said the counsel.

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Justice Kalhoro remarked that the taskforce had been ordered to be formed at the district level.

The taskforce will also be equipped with the latest technology. The court directed the provincial government to issue the district task force notification. It said that the cases had been delayed for years.

"The families of the missing persons should be taken care of. The court also transferred the cases of citizens Furqan, Haider, Irshad Ali, and others to the district taskforce.

The bench told the Sindh government and other district taskforces to spring into action and recover the missing citizens immediately. The court sought a report on the matter by April 6.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 6th, 2022.


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