The top prosecutor of the province disappeared in the Zhob district while travelling by road to Islamabad from Quetta.
Chief Justice of the Balochistan High Court Qazi Faez Essa on Thursday took suo motu notice of the disappearance of the Balochistan Prosecutor General Wasay Tareen.
Justice Essa issued notices to chief secretary Balochistan, commissioner Zhob, federal and provincial home ministries regarding disappearance of Wasay Tareen.
The provincial additional prosecutor general has filed an application stating that Prosecutor General Tareen went missing in Zhob area on his way to Islamabad from Quetta in connection with hearing of cases in the Supreme Court.
Sajid Tareen Advocate, brother of Wasay Tareen, told the media that the family lost contact with Wasay two days ago. “The last time he had contacted his son from Zhob and since then they are totally unaware about his whereabouts,” he said and expressed fear that Wasay had become a ‘missing person’.
President Balochistan Bar Association (BBA) Rehmatullah Bareech and other senior lawyers have expressed serious concern over the disappearance of the prosecutor general and demanded of the government to take active steps for his recovery.
BBA has also announced boycott of courts on Friday (today) against the disappearance of Tareen.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 1st, 2013.