SC reprimands Missing Persons Commission for slow progress on pending cases

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ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday warned the Missing Persons Commission (MPC) over slow progress on pending cases.

“The court will take notice of a lack of progress shown by the Missing Persons Commission,” said Justice Ejaz Afzal, who is a part of SC’s three-member bench, as the court heard an ongoing case on missing persons.  The commission submitted a report in court on Tuesday on cases pending before the body, including those pertaining to Masood Janjua and Ahmad Faraz.

The report revealed that of the 4,608 missing person cases that came to it, 3,076 have been wrapped up and only 1,533 remain pending. The commission told the court that production orders have been issued for missing persons Mudassir Iqbal, Gulmeed Khan, Naveedul Rehman and Abdul Rehman.

The SC bench directed the commission to tie up all pending cases, adding that the court would continue to keep its doors open to cases pertaining to missing persons.