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SHC orders meeting with family after ‘missing’ person traced: report

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court directed the federal interior secretary on Thursday to arrange a meeting of a ‘missing person’ with his parents after the court was informed that he was traced out at an internment centre, media reports have stated.

A petition filed by Rasool Khan has stated that the law enforcement agencies had arrested his son Qaisar Khan and three other relatives Zainullah, Noor Akbar and Inam Khan in Sohrab Goth in December 2012. The petitioner also alleged that the relatives had been released earlier in 2013 but the whereabouts of his son still remained unknown.

When a division bench of the SHC, hearing dozens of missing persons’ petitions, took up the cases on Thursday, a police officer through a report informed the court that during proceedings of the commission on enforced disappearances held on Feb 1, the Military Intelligence disclosed that Qaisar was available in “Inter IC”.

Subsequently, the petitioner requested the bench to direct the authorities concerned for a meeting with his detained son.

While disposing of the petition, the two-judge bench headed by Justice Aftab Ahmed Gorar directed the interior secretary to arrange a meeting of the detainee with his parents and submit a compliance report.

The same bench also directed a senior superintendent of police to personally look into another case of a missing person and file the progress report by May 24.

Mohammad Saeed Qureshi’s mother moved the SHC and alleged that her son had been taken away along with his motorcycle from a Nazimabad locality in September 2011.

A police officer and a focal person of the home department placed a progress report and a report of provincial task force before the bench on Thursday.

The court directed the SSP (Central) Investigation-II, to personally look into the matter and come up with the progress report on May 24.

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