ISLAMABAD - After hearing top three secretaries, Suleman Bashir (Foreign), Suleman Saddique (Finance) and Qamar Zaman Chaudhry (Interior), Supreme Court ordered the government to form a 4-member committee comprising joint secretaries of foreign, interior, finance and law ministries for repatriation of those Pakistanis who are languishing in foreign jails. A three member-bench of the apex court headed by Justice Javed Iqbal and comprising Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Tariq Pervez hearing the missing persons case observed that the apex court would not take rest until the release of all Pakistani prisoners abroad and asked the proposed committee to submit a compliance report within four weeks in the Supreme Court. The bench remarked, We hoped that sensitivity of this issue would be brought to the notice of high-ups including Prime Minister thus state level efforts could be initiated for this purpose. During the course of hearing, Justice Javed said, when a foreign countrys citizen is in prison in Pakistan, they bring tsunami for his/her release but the rights of thousands of Pakistanis are being usurped and rubbished. He said that in the light of Quran and Sunnah the Zakat money could also be used for the release of prisoners. Justice Javed Iqbal further said that scores of people were kept in Afghanistan but so far the foreign ministry had not taken up the issue with the Afghan government. Secretary Finance apprised the court that his ministry would provide financial support for the immediate repatriation of Pakistani citizens who are kept in foreign prisons. Foreign Secretary, Sulman Bashir, told the bench that the govt activated its foreign missions in this connection and negotiations for early release of Pakistanis were underway. He said that Afghan Desk of foreign office was in contact with Afghan authorities. Secretary Interior also assured the court all out efforts would be made in this connection. The hearing was adjourned for a month.