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IHC disposes of missing person case

ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Friday disposed of a petition seeking recovery of a missing person after police informed the court that a case in this connection has been registered.
Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui also directed Station House Officer (SHO) Margalla Police Station to produce the missing person before the court after recovering him.
During the hearing of the case, SHO Tanveer Abbasi informed the court that a case related to the abduction of Qazi Ibrahim had been registered. He further told that police were trying to obtain the mobile phone data of the missing person and in this regard, they had already written a letter to Director General (DG) Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
Justice Siddiqui remarked that protection of lives and property of the citizens was the responsibility of the concerned SHO. He directed the SHO to find out whether agencies had taken away the missing person or the abductor had kidnapped him for ransom. Earlier, Justice Siddiqui on Thursday directed the Station House Officer (SHO) Margalla police to appear before the court in person in a petition seeking recovery of a missing person.
The mother of Qazi Mohammad Ibrahim, a resident of sector Islamabad, moved the court and maintained in the petition that her son had gone missing on June 12, 2013 at approximately 10:30am after he left to visit and sell his newly constructed house in PWD Colony. Ibrahim’s mother Aamira Riaz Qazi made director general Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), DG Intelligence Bureau (IB), secretary interior, inspector general (IG) of Islamabad police, DG Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and SHO Margalla as respondents.
The petitioner maintained that she had waited for several hours for her son and had made a number of calls on his mobile phone but to no avail.
She then approached the local police for Ibrahim’s recovery who was the sole bread-earner of the family, but the police remained clueless.
Advocate Sardar Tariq representing the petitioner informed the court that Ibrahim was a religious person and had no enmity with anyone.
He feared that Ibrahim might have been abducted by the agencies but the respondents had been least bothered in facilitating his mother and providing any information of his whereabouts. He requested to the court to direct the respondent authorities including the intelligence agencies for the recovery of Ibrahim.

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