PESHAWAR - Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Dost Muhammad Khan has questioned the legal grounds for the release of senior Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.
Justice Dost Muhammad Khan made these remarks during the hearing of the missing persons’ case. The PHC chief justice said such a decision cannot be taken without a court order, adding that neither the prime minister nor the president has the authority to order the release of such a high-profile criminal.
Justice Khan said if the court was not given a satisfying report over the issue of missing persons and measures taken in this regard till the next hearing, a larger bench would be constituted to hear the case. He revealed foreign agencies were threatening the judiciary of Pakistan for completion of their malicious motives. He added national spy agencies had been working against judiciary in cahoots with foreign agencies.
“What could you expect in a situation when you find tortured bodies of the missing people?” he said while hearing the missing persons’ case.
“The Supreme Court has clearly framed a judgment over drone attacks, but nothing was done by the government,” he said.