Pakistan

Court alarmed over soaring number of missing persons in Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) has expressed concern over the soaring number of missing persons in Karachi and called reply from the concerned departments over the disappearances, ARY News reported on Friday.

Justice Farooq Shah, while hearing missing persons case, observed that according to his information 495 petitions of missing persons have been under hearing in the high court.

The complainants daily come and talk against us saying the courts not providing justice to them, the Justice observed. In such conditions what steps could be taken for recovery of the missing persons?

The counsel of the petitioner said that mostly the missing cases heard after an interval of around two months. The lawyer pleaded to the bench to devise a mechanism to ensure immediate hearing of the petitions of the missing persons.

The bench after hearing arguments, issued notices to the Rangers, Police, Sindh home department and other concerned about missing persons, namely Altaf, Syed Nabeel Shahid, Shafiq-ur-Rehman and others.

The court ordered the concerned departments to submit their answers within two weeks.

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