ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has given a deadline until today (Wednesday) to the federal and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial government to recover 35 missing persons of Malakand internment center, meanwhile Justice Jawad S Khawaja said in his remarks that show-cause notices will be issued to Prime Minister, Governor and Chief Minister Khyper Pakhtunkhwa if missing persons are not recovered on the given deadline.
A three-member bench of Supreme Court headed by Justice Jawad heard the missing persons case on Tuesday.
During the course of hearing Attorney General Salman Aslam Butt said that commission headed by Justice Ajma is being commanded to recover missing persons as soon as possible.
Justice Khawaja further said in his remarks that shuffling papers is no progress adding that the court is practically resorting to begging. He said that thirty four hearings of the case have been conducted and no one cares, adding that chief executives of the province and federation should be asked why are court orders being ignored.
As court started to dictate the orders in case, the AG Salman requested the court to give a chance to government for progress in case.
The court allowing his request ordered that “ we were to issue notices to PM, Governor, CM KPK but AG requested for time, so final deadline is being given to the governments for progress, otherwise contempt notices would be issued on Wednesday.
Court adjourned the hearing while issuing a deadline until 9:30 AM today (Wednesday).
Supreme Court of Pakistan has been hearing case pertaining to missing persons allegedly abducted by intelligence agencies and law enforcement since fall last year.