Pak SC gives two-week deadline to government to report about missing persons

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Islamabad, Mar.3 (ANI): The Pakistan Supreme Court has given two weeks time to the federal government to submit report regarding all missing persons.

Hearing petitions filed by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and relatives of those missing , a three-member bench of the apex court directed the government to submit a detailed report by March 18.

"The law will take its course irrespective of who is who. We will go to any extent under constitutional provisions and bring the matter to its logical end. We will not go beyond the month of March," said Justice Javed Iqbal, who headed the bench.

The court has also directed the interior, foreign and defence secretaries to appear before it on March 18 and present their final arguments regarding the efforts made so far in tracing the missing persons, The Daily Times reports.

According to the government's date tabled in the court during the last hearing, about 1,600 people went missing until 2008.

The missing people are said to have been picked up intelligence agencies for interrogation over alleged links to Baloch separatists and other extremist groups in the country. (ANI)

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