Case of missing prisoners – ISI, MI and IB chiefs sent notice


ISLAMABAD: A three-member Supreme Court bench on Friday issued directions to the heads of the Inter-Services Intelligence, Intelligence Bureau and Military Intelligence to submit their comments by November 25 on the disappearance of 11 prisoners from Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi.
The bench consisting of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Tariq Parvez and Justice Ghulam Rabbani was hearing a case of 11 prisoners who went missing from Adiala Jail, after allegedly being handed over to intelligence agencies by jail authorities.
Appearing on notice, Attorney General Anwarul Haq told the court that he had approached the authorities concerned, including the Interior Ministry, but they denied having knowledge of the whereabouts of the missing prisoners.
However, he told the court that some officials of the intelligence agencies wanted to meet the chief justice in his chamber to share some information regarding the issue, which the court rejected, directing the attorney general to himself meet them to apprise them about the sensitivity of the matter and inform the court later.
The chief justice noted that it was inappropriate for him and other judges to meet intelligence officials in chambers, saying everyone should respect the court and avoid disharmony.
He said the apex court was responsible for safeguarding its constitutional obligations, also keeping in view Articles 9,25,4 and 10A of the constitution, adding that the court should not be forced to go to extremes, as evidence was there regarding the whereabouts of the missing prisoners.
The proceedings were later adjourned until November 25.


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