September 5th, 2020

By Ahmad Saeed


LAHORE

Sajeela Sajid, wife of missing SECP official Sajid Gondal has expressed her dissatisfaction over what she calls is an inefficient police investigation and the lack of efforts being made in order to recover her husband.

“Police officials have visited my house many times today and interviewed our family but they still haven’t been able to inform us about the CCTV footage of the incident and the car,” said Ms. Sajid in an exclusive interview with Voicepk.net

“We have also asked the police to get the call record of my husband so that we know for sure who called him last or had been calling him in the last three or four days.”

Meanwhile, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on the habeas corpus petition filed by Gondal’s family has ordered the authorities to recover the missing officer and present it before the court on Monday.

Chief Justice Athar Minallah who heard the case on Saturday said that the interior secretary and the chief commissioner would need to appear before the court if Gondal was not recovered till the next hearing on Monday.

Ms. Sajid hoped that her husband would be recovered soon after today’s court proceedings.

Gondal, who has also worked as a TV reporter before joining the SECP, has been missing since Thursday evening as his official car was found abandoned near the National Agricultural Research Center (NARC), Islamabad. His family informed his colleagues about the incident on Friday morning and the FIR was registered in the evening under Section 365 of the Pakistan Penal Code.

Soon after the news of Gondal’s disappearance being shared on social media, the incident was linked to the story by journalist Ahmed Noorani that has revealed details about the properties being held by brothers and wife of former DG ISPR Lt. General (r) Asim Saleem Bajwa.

The report on Fact Focus is based primarily on SECP reports. However, Fact Focus categorically said that Gondal has never been their source of information. They said that they contacted Gondal only after the publishing of the story, about the tampering of the record in the regulatory body.

Ms. Sajid also refuted any such theory that Gondal had a role in providing documents for the expose.

“He has no concern with this news as he never gave any attention to negative or fake news,” she said adding. “But after the publication of the news, he started receiving some phone calls which he did not attend in the house and went to the terrace instead to talk to them. He didn’t want to discuss that issue in front of us it seems so that we did not get distressed.”

But Ms. Sajid was satisfied with the assistance extended to her by the SECP chairman and other officials though she wanted that the SECP should release a statement to the media about her husband’s reputation so that the speculations about his role in leaking the document be dispelled.

Speaking about the condition of their children, she said that they were in great distress and missing their father immensely. “They are mentally disturbed and repeatedly ask me about when he will return.”

She appealed to the government of Pakistan to recover her husband at the earliest or at least share the latest information about his whereabouts.

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