Islamabad: The Supreme Court of Pakistan Friday will resume hearing of missing person case and there will be a chance of a good news by the government regarding to produce majority of missing person.
On Thursday, the government failed to present the remaining 30 missing persons in the Supreme Court during the hearing of the missing persons case.
But during the hearing, the Defence Minister on behalf of the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif gave assurance about production of the prisoners today (Friday). “Tomorrow we shall give good news. Not all but many internees would be produced, as some have been freed,” he told the bench after talking to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, however, categorically told the minister to produce all the 30 detainees today, and warned they would not compromise regarding the implementation of SC order. The chief justice was heading a three-judge bench hearing a human rights case for the recovery of Yasin Shah and 34 other undeclared internees.
Allegedly an army officer had taken away Yasin Shah and 34 other detainees from the custody of Malakand Internment Centre superintendent in February 2012. According to the acting defence secretary, out of 35 undeclared detainees, two had died and three persons have been released.
The Defence Minister said he had begun investigating the ‘missing persons’ matter as soon he assumed the mantle of Defence Minister, and had discovered that the missing persons were not with the military but in 43 different jails across Khyber Pukhtunkhwa that fell under the jurisdiction of the provincial government.