ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday expressed its dissatisfaction on a report submitted by the defence ministry in a case seeking recovery of a missing person, identified as Imran Sajjad.
When IHC judge Mohsin Akhtar Kayani took up the petition the elder brother of the missing person claimed that his brother was in the custody of an intelligence agency.
The judge termed the defence ministry’s report unsatisfactory and directed field officers of two intelligence agencies — ISI and MI — to appear before the court at the next hearing on March 13. The field officers would submit a report in sealed envelopes whether or not the “detained” person was involved in anti-state activities.
Syed Ali Abbas, the petitioner and the brother of Sajjad, a resident of Chakwal had moved the court through his counsel Hafiz Arafat Ahmed and had made the federation of Pakistan through the interior secretary, Inspector General Islamabad Police, the defence secretary and the ISI director general as respondents.
The petitioner has contended that he and his family belonged to a respectable religious family and their father was “Makhdoom” of Gahi Sharif and he is a prominent religious scholar in the locality. He is also a well-known political personality of district Chakwal, he said.