Missing citizen case: IHC accepts Defence Ministry’s plea seeking more time for filing reply


ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has accepted the plea of Defence Ministry for giving it more time to file a reply in the missing citizen case.

A single member bench of IHC comprising of Justice Amir Farooq took up the petition filed by Irfan Ullah Khan for hearing on Tuesday.

During the course of the hearing, Advocate Sher Afzal represented the petitioner while Khalid Abbas from the defence ministry appeared as a representative before the court.

Advocate Sher Afzal took the plea that his client’s brother was abducted on April 15, 2016, from within the premises of Koral police station and the police have not registered the case to this date.

He further said that the petitioner’s brother was working as a property dealer when went missing two years ago.

According to the content of the plea, the petitioner came to know that his brother is in the custody of an intelligence agency. Another citizen who was in the custody of an intelligence agency at the same time informed that Imran Ullah Khan was locked up with him in the cell.

The court, however, accepted the plea of defence ministry seeking more time to file a reply and adjourned the hearing indefinitely.


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