Chaini Parwani –

Published On: December 03, 2021 at 14:45 IST

The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday noted that it is the Prime Minister’s and the Cabinet’s responsibility to examine recovery of missing persons.

The Court further directed the Imran Khan Government to satisfy the family of a missing Journalist and Blogger Mudasir Naro.

The Prime Minister and the Cabinet are responsible for recovery of missing persons, the Court observed.

Further it was highlighted that the compensation due should be paid by the Prime Minister and Cabinet Members instead of the State, so as to annul the Matter once and for all.

Justice Minallah stated that if anybody goes missing in 2002 then the Onus should be on the Chief Executive of that time and possibly the compensation should be paid by them.

Furthermore, the Court asked for an opinion from Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari in connection to payment of compensation to the Victim’s family by the then Chief Executive of the Country.

The Chief Justice highlighted that all Law Enforcement Agencies were controlled by the Federal Government and that it was not an issue of Summaries or Reports.

The Court further while highlighting that the wife of the missing citizen had Died, instructed the Government to look after the children and satisfy the other family members of the missing person.

The Chief Justice also directed the Minister to accompany the concerned family to the Cabinet and to the Prime Minister.

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