SC seeks answer to humiliation of protesting boy
Missing citizens’ case
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday took notice of police mistreatment of a boy whose pants were taken off in public during a demonstration by relatives of missing citizens in Rawalpindi.
The Supreme Court also served notices on departments that have been made respondents to a case filed by relatives of missing citizens, seeking their reply on why the boy had been humiliated in public. The incident took place in December when missing citizens’ families — who claim that their relatives have been illegally detained by intelligence agencies for their alleged links with jihadist outfits — were demonstrating to press their demand for the recovery of their relatives.
On Tuesday, a full bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan and Justice Saiyed Saeed Ashhad took up the case, and asked Deputy Attorney General Nasir Saeed Shaikh about the latest developments. The DAG said the attorney general wanted to present a detailed report on the case, but the report could not be finalised because of law-enforcement agencies’ duties during Muharram.
He asked the court to adjourn the case for a few more days. The bench then adjourned the hearing till February 14, when suo moto proceedings against police treatment of the boy will also begin.
According to Online, the court has also directed the federal government to find all missing citizens by February 14.
Source: Daily Times