ISLAMABAD: Government has presented 14 missing persons in the chamber of Supreme Court judge Justice Amir Hani Muslim on Saturday. The 14 recovered persons out of 35 were produced in court on two vehicles. Security personnel were also accompanying on one car. The 14 missing persons were wearing veils when they were brought in court and also when they were taken back from the Supreme Court. All 14 persons were looking fit when brought in SC.
Attorney General Munir A Malik said that the people presented in court were spending free life, adding that the identity of the six people have been made in the in-camera proceedings. He said that these persons were included in A category. Additional Secretary Defence major general (retd) Arif Nazir said that all the missing persons have been identified during in-camera proceedings, adding that the government would implement court orders regarding the missing persons. He said that the remaining persons would be presented on tomorrow (Monday) or Tuesday. Arif Nazir said he would not indulge in number game, adding that the implementation of court orders have started.
Seven persons each were brought in two vehicles. Supreme Court had also summoned two relatives each of one missing person for identification of the missing persons. The missing persons were presented in court at 12:00 PM and were taken back at 5:00 pm. According to a private TV channel one recovered person was young boy, four to five were between the ages of 50 to 60 years and remaining were 40 to 50 years old. According to sources the recovered persons had training of different professions in the rehabilitation centre of army and are spending free life and doing businesses. The missing persons were brought in court on vehicles numbers RIV-9351 and LES-1103. Superintendent Malakand internment centre Ataullah Khan was also appeared before the bench for identification of missing persons. The defence secretary requested the Registrar of the Supreme Court Dr Faqir Hussain to permit them to bring missing persons vehicles from main gate of the SC due to security reasons. The registrar permitted to bring vehicles inside the Supreme Court. The strict security arrangements were made for presenting the missing persons in court. The registrar Supreme Court informed the media that the in-camera hearing of the case would be conducted in courtroom number 6 due to shortage of space in chamber of Justice Amir Hani Muslim.
Additional Secretary Defence Arif Nazir informed the media that the 14 recovered persons are spending life as free citizens. He said that the identity should not be made public because it could be dangerous for the lives of the recovered persons. He said that defence ministry would request Justice Amir Hani Muslim to not make the identity of the recovered persons’ public. Ariz Nazir refused to inform exact number of detainees presented in court.
It is also worth mentioning here that the court had also ordered the government to present remaining 11 missing persons tomorrow (Monday).
It is worth mentioning here that the case regarding the 35 missing persons was started on the plea of Muhabbat Khan the brother of missing person Yasin Shah in 2011. Muhabbat Khan had informed the court that his brother is in custody of the army.