Pak SC asks for detailed report over missing persons

ANI | Updated: Oct 26, 2017 23:52 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Oct 26 (ANI): Pakistan's Supreme Court has asked for a detailed report on all 'missing' persons held at all government facilities.

The apex court was hearing an application filed by the chairperson of the Defence of Human Rights organisation, Amina Janjua.

A two-judge bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan ordered the interior ministry to provide a detailed account of everyone being held and their crimes, the Dawn reported.

"Why have these people been held without any charges filed against them," Dawn quoted Justice Khan, as saying.

"If someone has committed a crime, they should be punished after trial," he said.

The bench also ordered that all persons held in detention centres should be allowed to meet their relatives within a week.

The hearing has been subsequently adjourned until November 13. (ANI)