IHC seeks ISI, MI officials’ reports in AJK missing person case

ISLAMABAD   -   The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Friday directed the sector commanders of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Military Intelligence (MI) of Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Azad Jammu and Kashmir to submit their reports in writing with their own signatures in the case of AJK’s missing person Khurshid Ahmed. A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani conducted hearing of the petition moved by Khaleeqa Khurshid daughter of Khurshid who was missing for the last 18 days.

During the hearing, in compliance of order dated 14.6.2024, the Deputy Attorney General (DAG) submitted written reports on behalf of FIA and CTD which have been placed on record whereby reports reflect that detenu is not in their custody.

Similarly, Law Officer Ministry of Defence in attendance contended that a notice was received in his office yesterday, therefore, some time is required to submit report on behalf of ISI & MI.

At this, Justice Kayani noted in his written order, “The Sector Commanders of ISI and M.I of Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Azad Jammu and Kashmir are directed to submit their reports in writing with their own signatures.”

The public prosecutor also informed the court that no case had been registered against Khurshid with the police.

In response, Justice Kayani asked the representative of the Defence Ministry about the status of their report, noting that the police and FIA had already submitted their reports to the court.

The IHC Judge remarked that the Secretary of Defence seemed unaware of the situation. He emphasized that the report should be filed with the signatures of ISI and MI sector commanders because there will be consequences of it.

He also said that if Khurshid was involved in any terrorism, anti-state, or criminal activity, appropriate action should be taken against him, and no objection would be raised.

Through this writ petition, the Petitioner who is daughter of detenu Khursheed Ahmed filed this writ petition for recovery of her father who allegedly has been abducted by some unknown persons on 07.6.2024 from Chakri Road, Rawalpindi and case FIR No.510 dated 10.6.2024 u/s 365 PPC PS Dhamial, Rawalpindi, was registered however, detenu has not yet been recovered.

Counsel for the petitioner contended that despite registration of an FIR detenu has not yet been recovered. He further contended that it is the case of enforced disappearance.

Later, the bench deferred hearing of the case till June 24 for further proceedings.

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