ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has asked the additional attorney general (AAG) to submit a concise report on whether the federal cabinet would deliberate upon the issue of missing Baloch students or not.
IHC Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani issued the directives while hearing the petition of rights activist Imaan Zainab Mazari-Hazir.
Additional Attorney General Barrister Munawar Iqbal Duggal submitted a report prepared by the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances, a copy of which was also handed over to the petitioner.
Mr Duggal consulted with the federal government as to how and in what manners the findings and recommendations given in the commission report could be implemented.
The petitioner also highlighted that till date all Baloch students who have been referred in this case were missing.
On the other hand, Mr Duggal clarified that the commission had resolved cases of three Baloch students. Besides, their whereabouts have also been identified.
The petitioner claimed that cases of 55 Baloch students have not been settled yet.
The court adjourned the hearing till October 10 and directed the additional attorney general to submit a concise report after seeking instructions from the federal government to decide upon if the government was ready to place the matter in the federal cabinet meeting to resolve the issue or otherwise.
Published in Dawn, September 24th, 2023