The Islamabad High Court has summoned a major of the Inter-Services Intelligence agency to appear in a missing persons case.
IHC Judge Noorul Haq Qureshi on Monday heard a petition seeking the recovery of Dr Abdul Qayyuum and Dr Abdul Wahid. He put ISI’s Major Tariq on notice and directed him to appear before the court on March 14.
Qayyuum is said to have been picked up from Rahim Yar Khan while Wahid disappeared from Lahore. The two men have been missing since summer 2011.
The matter has become a burning issue with the Supreme Court and the Peshawar High Court also conducting hearing into enforced disappearances. New York-based advocacy group Human Rights Watch has repeatedly said that powerful intelligence agencies are responsible for these disappearances, particularly in insurgency-hit Balochistan.