PESHAWAR - The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Tuesday summoned heads of Kohat and Lakki Marwat interment centres on June 3 in missing persons case.
A two-member bench comprising PHC Chief Justice Mazhar Alam Mian Khel and Justice Malak Manzoor heard the case of two missing persons Abdullah and Abid Shah.
Political agent Khyber Agency, additional advocate general, deputy attorney general, home secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and representatives of Defence Ministry appeared before the court.
The additional advocate general told the court that Abdullah is detained in the interment centre of Ghalania while about the second person a letter has been written to the officials of Kohat interment centre.
On this occasion, Legal Advisor Political Agent Iqbal Durrani said that these interment centres are under the control of security forces and the additional chief secretary FATA has no role in it.
At one stage, the chief justice asked about the control of internment centre. In this regard, the Defence Ministry representative Major Mohamamd Ali told the court that these centres are not under the control of army.
He said that army does not have any role inside these centres and only provides security to these centres.
The court asked Major Mohamamd Ali that under which rules the army runs these centres, asking him to submit a reply to court in this connection.
The court adjourned the hearing till June 3 and directed the heads of special detention centres to appear before the court on next hearing.