Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry remarked Thursday intelligence agencies of the country would not be allowed to violate the law.
Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa presented comprehensive report about missing persons.
It was said in the report that as many as 35 meeting had taken place between the prisoners and their relatives. The court appreciated chief secretary Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa for presenting detailed report saying he had done wonderful job.
The court however declared unsatisfactory a 3-paged written reply presented by Raja Irshad counsel for intelligence agencies.
CJP remarked “we are surprised over your reply as you have not told which agency kept the prisoners under its custody. We perhaps consider us better well wisher of the country than you do consider yourself”.
The court also expressed displeasure over the statement of Raja Irshad about parliament. CJP observed “ Had the parliament been not working then there would have been martial law in the country. Mother of the children died after seeing the plight of the children but we remained unmoved. Family members of missing persons are lying under open sky in cold.
Raja Irshad said “ Whom I am representing are also lying on the snow capped mountains. Justice Khilji Arif Hussain remarked “we recognize their commendable services but violation of the law can not be allowed.
“The court be informed why the prisoners remained missing for one year till January, 26, CJP inquired.
CJP remarked how much hue and cry was in the province to which he belonged to. Blame is coming to agencies. Dead bodies are coming and Balochistan is burning.
The court while seeking the details of the cases against the prisoners from chief secretary Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa adjourned hearing of the case till March, 16.