IHC ummons Kakar in missing Baloch students case

Court order says why legal action should not be initiated against govt functionaries for failing to recover missing students.

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court has issued a written order summoning caretaker prime minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar in the missing Baloch students case on February 19th.

The court also ordered the secretaries interior, defence and human rights to appear before the judge at 10am on Tuesday and tell the court why action should not be initiated against them for failing to recover the Baloch messing students after so many months and directions issued by the court.

The court said that despite assurance given by the attorney general for Pakistan in the last hearing, the students still remained missing. It seems that the government is not interested in ensuring rule of law in the country. 

Earlier, a commission was formed on the direction of former IHC chief justice Athar Minallah and its report along with the recommendations were sent to the federal government but no progress was made for the recovery of the students.

Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, who gas been hearing the case, said the matter was also sent to the Prime Minister House but the PM didn’t take any action.

The attorney general had earlier told the court such matters were marked to the concerned quarters or shared with the cabinet for redressal.

It may be noted that at least 52 Baloch students went missing about a year ago and after the case was taken up by the high court, about half of them were released.

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