ISLAMABAD, July 20: The judge of Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday expressed his displeasure over slow progress into banned Hizbut Tahrir activists missing case.

Single bench of IHC comprising Justice Mohammad Anwer Khan Kasi resumed hearing of two identical petitions filed by the close relatives of Hizb activists Imran Yousafzand Hayyan Dawar Khan.

Standing counsel for federation, Shabbir Abbasi, informed the court about the progress on police investigation in the case.

The cases of missing activists have been registered with the Margalla and Koral police stations under section 365 of PPC.

He said officials of secret agencies could not be contacted despite repeated attempts.

He, however, said that officials of Judicial Commission on Missing Person had been contacted and the matter of Imran Yousazai and Hayyan disappearance was formally brought to their notice.

Justice Mohammad Anwer Khan Kasi while passing his remarks said that such sort of abductions were taking the society back to the 'stone age'.

He said citizen must not be picked like sheep and goats by any of the law enforcement agencies.

Umer Hayat Sindhu, counsel for the petitioners, said the agencies had abducted both the individuals last week.

Koral police sub-inspector Abdul Sattar produced FIR regarding abduction of Hayyan Khan.

The FIR, lodged by Hayyan father Ihsan Dawar Khan on July 19, alleged that on July 13 about eight to nine individual came in plain clothes and picked up Hayyan from his car near PWD Housing Society at about 8:15am.

The SI Sattar said the preliminary investigations had been conducted into the case and any progress into the case would be communicated to the court.

Justice Kasi directed adjourned the hearing till July 25.