A court in Pakistan strongly reprimanded the Imran Khan government during a hearing regarding the missing people in the country. The court said during the hearing that the Prime Minister and his cabinet are responsible for any missing person in the country. The court, while making a scathing remark, described the government’s response in the recovery of the missing people as pathetic.
Islamabad High Court made a strong remark
Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Amhar Minalla made the remarks while hearing a petition filed about journalist Mudassar Mahmood Naro. Naro has been missing since August 2018. His father Mahmood Ikram has filed the petition.
Court expressed displeasure over the search of missing people
Chief Justice Minalla said that forcibly missing someone is a crime against humanity and the government is responsible for it. He said that the Prime Minister and the members of the cabinet are there to serve the people of the country. The response of the government in locating the missing people is pathetic.
Cabinet minister was present in the court during the hearing
Later, in a written order, Chief Justice Minalla said that in the case of forcibly missing people, the accountability lies with the central government, that is, the Prime Minister and the members of the Union Cabinet. Human rights minister Shireen Mazari and other senior officials were also present in the court.