ISLAMABAD: Attorney General, Munir A Malik argued before the Supreme Court during the missing persons case that a verdict should not be given which would hamper accused suspects during counter terrorism operations.
Responding to the Attorney General’s argument, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said that an ordinance was required for keeping people in custody legally.
Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry remarked that there were 715 missing persons according to the record on cases in the four high courts and Supreme Court.
The Chief Justice further remarked that the Prime Minister, Chief Ministers, provincial governments and federal government were aware of the issue. He cautioned that his retirement did not mean that the missing persons case would be finished. “There are 60 hours till retirement, which are equal to 60 hours.”
The Chief Justice told the Defecne Secretary that he should have implemented the court’s order.
Earlier during proceedings, the Supreme Court expressed its displeasure over the failure of the government to present any missing persons. Defence Minister Khawaja Asif assured the apex court that two missing persons would be presented on Tuesday.
The Supreme Court has also summoned the acting IGFC, while the hearing of the case has been adjourned till December 10.