SC forms special bench to supervise missing persons cases

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SC forms special bench to supervise missing persons cases

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court constituted a two-member special bench to supervise the proceedings of inquiry commission on enforced disappearances.

The decision was taken by a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, in a suo moto notice case.

During the course of proceedings, Amna Masood Janjua, the representative of the missing persons, pleaded the court to supervise the matter itself.

The CJP observed that some elements were trying to defame the intelligence agencies and damage the country's image. The commission had made significant progress regarding the recovery of missing persons and therefore, all such cases should be referred to it, he added.

He said another high-level meeting on the matter would be convened soon.

Accepting Janjua's plea, the apex court constituted a two-member bench comprising Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik and Justice Sardar Tariq Masood to supervise the hearing of the missing persons cases.

APP