Unfair to blame entire state for enforced disappearances: PM


Enforced disappearances of Baloch students case
Counsel says distressing for missing persons’ families to see issue conflated with Balochistan insurgency
Care taker Prime Minister (PM) Anwar ul Haq Kakar has appeared in Islamabad High Court (IHC) in missing Baloch students case being summoned by the court.
Justice Mohsin Kiyani remarked we held several hearing in two years. Baloch students were lifted. Some are terrorists Some joined TTP. Some people returned to their homes. The state agencies too have to work and they have to be accountable. This case has run then people have reached home due to efforts of institutions. The institutions are not exempted from or above law. If people go missing then allegations are leveled against state of Pakistan. We had constituted committee comprising heads of intelligence institutions for this purpose.
Care taker PM Anwar Ul Haq Kakar said while giving statement before the court we all are working under law and the constitution. I belong to Balochistan and we are facing armed struggle. They are waging armed struggle for establishment of new state.
He said making the entire state accused in the matter of enforced disappearances is not correct. Who is such stupid and foolish that he will conduct advocacy of enforced disappearances. The people were burnt alive on coastal highway 3 months earlier.
vThe case of enforced disappearances of Baloch students came up for hearing before Justice Mohsin Kiyani Wednesday.
Attorney General (AG) opened his arguments.
The court inquired if new people are too missing in addition to old list.
AG told 8 among 12 old persons were missing.
IHC directed Emman Mazari counter check it what he said about your list.
Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani remarked no court can provide protection to anti state elements. The court inquired from care taker PM can he enact legislation on this matter.
Care taker PM said he cannot do. The new parliament will have powers. That can do it. The powers for registration of case rest with police and not with some one else.
Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani remarked so many big terrorists were awarded punishment by the courts. It is must to present them in the court who are being lifted.
Anwar ul Haq Kakar said this matter be taken up by major political parties and be resolved.
The court directed to provide details of cases against the persons who are in the custody of CTD to petitioners. Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani directed Attorney General report of the committee which was constituted by the court be filed. The hearing of the case was adjourned and the date for next hearing will be given later.