The Supreme Court Tuesday gave Frontier Corps (FC), police and other intelligence agencies two week's time for the recovery of missing persons.
A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, heard the case pertaining to unrest in Balochistan at the Supreme Court's Quetta registry.
During the hearing, Chief Justice Iftikhar remarked that there was no progress in the recovery of missing persons other than mere assurances for their recovery.
Meanwhile, Additional Attorney General Habibullah Shakir informed the bench that the missing persons would be recovered soon, upon which Chief Justice Iftikhar said there was no progress in their recovery during the past three years.
The bench said unlawful detention of a person was a violation of human rights, adding that FC and other intelligence agencies had evidence of at least 70 missing people.
Justice Jawad S. Khawaja, present on the bench, said there were records of at least 506 people in custody of government agencies. He added that if any one of them was a criminal, he should be tried as per the law.
The bench expressed the hope that the new Inspector General Frontier Corps (IGFC) might be able to produce better results.
The court gave police, FC persons and other intelligence agencies two weeks' time for the recovery of missing persons.
The case's hearing was scheduled to take place after two weeks.