ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to hear the Military Intelligence counsel in enforced disappearance of Tasif Ali and asked the additional attorney general if the MI is not the federation’ department then give in writing afterward the court would hear the agency counsel.
The court rejected Additional Attorney General Tariq Khokar’s prayer and directed him to clarify the federation position.
Abida Malik, wife of Tasif Ali, claimed that Major Haider of the Military Intelligence took away her husband last year and since then she had no information about him. Dr Aslam, father-in-law of the missing man had informed the court that he personally met with Major Haider, who used to deal in timber with Tasif but got annoyed over a business dispute.
The police on the complaint of Abida Malik on November 23, 2011, had registered an FIR 386/13 at Sadiqabad Police Station, Rawalpindi against Major Haider.
The attorney general requested a three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, to hear MI counsel Ibrahim Satti in Tasif Ali enforced disappearance cases.
The chief justice showed annoyance over it and asked him whether he was the federation counsel or Ibrahim Satti? The CJP addressing Khokkar said if the government did not trust him then they would hear Satti, but it would badly affect the attorney general office.
Ibrahim at that point stated that if the petitioner had proof against Major Haider then provide to the intelligence agency so that action could be taken against Major Haider.
Justice Jawwad questioned whether Military Intelligence agency was not the department of the federal government? If not then they would hear its counsel. The case was adjourned till 24th October, 2013.