SHC orders IGP to personally look into matter of 16 missing children

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday expressed annoyance over the police performance pertaining to the recovery of 16 missing children from Karachi.

A two-member bench of SHC, headed by Justice Naimtullah Phulputo, heard the pleas seeking recovery of 16 missing children of Karachi. However, the police have failed to recover any single missing children

The bench asked the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Central Investigation Agency (CIA) Arfi Haneef that had he recovered any other missing child? DIG replied the bench: “We are trying our best for the recovery of the children, we have get information that some of the children are in Faisalabad and Sewhan.’’ The DIG said ‘we are trying our best to recover the missing children as soon as possible’.

The counsel of Roshni helpline told the bench that at least 16 children are still missing from different areas of Karachi and the police have failed to recover any children after the last hearing.

The bench expressed its resentment and ordered the IGP Sindh Police to personally look into the matter. It also sought a progress report from the DIG CIA until 22 June by issuing him notice. The bench directed the police to recover 16 missing children.

Later, the court adjourned the hearing till 22 June.

During the last hearing of the case, police had produced in the court 14-year-old Hasnain whose whereabouts had been unknown to his family for the past four years.