ISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Interior Rehman Malik while briefing the court about the steps taken by the government to trace the missing persons on Monday said that the Balochistan was victim of international terrorism. He said that first the miscreants had killed people in Punjab, Hazarwal, Sindh, and now they wanted to create law and order situation in Balochistan. He said that Afghan President Hamid Karzai had assured cooperation to tackle the menace of terrorism in both the countries. Reacting to the statement of the president Supreme Court Bar Association, Malik informed the Supreme Court that there was no plan under consideration that terrorists held by law enforcement agencies would be tried in military courts. Asma Jahangir, appearing on behalf of Human Right Commission of Pakistan, stated that according to her information there was a plan to amend Anti-Terrorist Act so that terrorists should be tried in military courts, adding the recommendations were given by three former judges of the court. Malik said the purpose of amendment in Anti-Terrorism Act was to enhance the days for inquiry to 90 days and another 90 days for passing the decision of the case. Justice Javed Iqbal heading a three-member bench that comprised Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali said that there was no interference by the Supreme Court in the affairs of the government. He stated that courts had never encouraged mischief mongers, but the criminals were released because the police in most of the cases failed to provide evidence. He asked the federal minister not to take directions of the Supreme Court lightly. He directed the IGPs and the provincial home secretaries to strictly follow the policy prepared by the ministry of interior. If any police station refuses to register FIR of missing persons then the inspector general of police of that respective province would be held responsible. He said there should be a proper and legal system of action, and warned not to take illegal steps. Rehman Malik said that two commission were formed, out of them one had completed its task, while another commission would record and collect evidence about the missing persons. One ex-IG is assisting the commission members, he added. Justice Javed said the commission mandate was limited, adding the court could also examine the commission cases. He said that investigation officers had stated themselves that they knew by whom the some persons were pickup. He expressed concern over rising number of missing persons cases, and said there was no progress regarding chronic cases. He asked the minister to look into the matter of Pakistanis languishing in foreign jails; as many were those who were put in the jails due to non-payment of fine. He said, We are not criticising the role of agencies, but if there are some black sheep in any department then they should be dealt with in accordance with the law. Justice Javed said that policies for Balochistan were prepared without taking people of the province into confidence. He urged the minister to talk not only to bureaucracy and cabinet, but also to all the relevant persons. The interior minister said that the federal government had taken political, diplomatic, administrative and operational steps for the development of Balochistan, and Aghaz-e-Haqooq-e-Balochistan was also a step in that direction. Justice Javed said that according to the Constitution people of Balochistan were not given due quota in the Army. On behalf of the IGPs, secretaries and the government Rehman Malik assured that they would not leave any stone unturned, adding the government would provide financial assistance from Baitul Maal to 15 missing persons families. Malik said that new cases were emerging because people had more confidence in law enforcement agencies and the courts. He requested that instead of using the word missing person they should be called untraced persons. The minister informed that Dr Aafia was picked from Pakistan and was illegally taken away from the country. He said that he would give in-camera briefing about Masood Janjua, husband of Amna Masood Janjua. He said that there were 6000 cases out of them left over cases were 55, while 15 cases were chronic and 40 were under observation, adding that some of case were of criminal nature. He said more than 96 persons were traced through NADRA database. He said Shakeel Turabi, a journalist, had claimed that his son Sharjeel was picked up by the ISI but when DIG Operation, Islamabad, Bin Amin investigated the case it was found out that Turabis son was in tribal areas and went there on his own free will. The court has summoned Frontier Constabulary Major Ibrahim in Mustafa Azam case. Home secretaries and Inspector General of Police of all provinces were also present during the hearing.