14 November 2022
By Rehan Piracha
Yet another lamenting mother joins ‘the group’. Rahat Mehmood, mother of missing journalist Mudassar Nauru, says she has no option but to hold a sit-in with the mothers of the other missing persons after state authorities told the Islamabad High Court on Monday that a cabinet panel investigating her son’s disappearance became dysfunctional following the resignation of then Law Minister, Azam Nazeer Tarar.
The chief justice maintained that the new law minister could have overseen the matter. “Will the committee cease to exist if the government changed tomorrow?” Justice Farooq asked. “Should the case also end now that the former chief justice of the IHC has ascended to the Supreme court?” he further stated. “There are no results, even if there have been efforts,” Justice Farooq remarked.
Expressing displeasure with the AAG, the chief justice directed the AAG to think as a human being about what happens when a family member goes missing. The father of two missing brothers stated that his sons went missing from outside the International Islamic University Islamabad, and had still not been recovered.
The chief justice questioned what the investigating officer’s (IO) findings were regarding this case as he expressed indignation at the IO of the Sabzi Mandi police station. The IHC directed that the cases should be fixed before a divisional bench and adjourned the hearing of the case.