ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court Thursday expressed concern over not registration of FIR regarding enforced disappearance of Yasin Shah and 34 other persons.
According to Superintendent Malakand Internment Centre, an army officer took 35 persons including Yasin Shah from his custody in Feb 2012. Ignorance of additional attorney general for Pakistan and additional advocate general KP about the registration of FIR of the unpleasant incident annoyed Justice Jawwad S Khawaja. However, Amna Masood Janjua, chairperson Defence of Human Rights, informed the court that no FIR had been registered yet.
Not satisfied with their reply a three-member bench then directed the attorney general and advocate general Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to appear before the Court on 10th March and submit report in this regard. The bench was hearing a human rights case for the recovery of Yasin Shah and 34 other undeclared internees.
Onset of the hearing the AAG informed the court that five persons were produced before the court on 3rd March and other two would also be produced. When the court inquired about Yasin Shah, the attorney general said the agencies had prepared a comprehensive report about missing persons and even Yasin Shah's name was not there in that report.
Justice Jawwad upon that asked the AAG and additional advocate general KP that they have to produce Yasin Shah as he was taken away by the agencies from the centre. He asked both the federation and KP counsels to understand the pain and anguish of Mohabat Shah, brother of Yasin Shah, who comes to the apex court with the hope of finding his brother.
The judge said he finds it extraordinary that no FIR was registered of the incident. He questioned whether Mohabat Shah was not the citizen of this country and has no fundamental rights? Shah Khawar sought time for making coordinated efforts to trace out the whereabouts of Yasin Shah.
The hearing was adjourned till Monday.