ISLAMABAD (APP) - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday referred cases of missing persons to the Inquiry Commission on Enforced Disappearances and directed the Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), to submit a report regarding detainees by Sept 26. The single bench of Chief Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehman passed the order after hearing four identical petitions, seeking recovery of four missing persons namely Imran Yousufzai, Hayyan Dawar Khan, Osama Hanif and Dr Abdul Qayoom. The Court in its order observed that this court was not ready to take any lenient view although a criminal case regarding abduction of detainees had been registered but it appeared that no serious efforts were being made for the recovery. Moreover, Director General ISI had so far, not submitted his reply. Keeping in view the circumstances floating from the instant writ petition, this court is of the opinion that the matter should be kept pending and a serious effort be made for the recovery of the petitioners son/missing person, the chief justice added. He also directed Deputy Registrar (Judicial) to forward a copy of this writ petition along with all its annexure to the Commission for enlisting the detainee / petitioners son as missing person and the Commission should probe into the case of the said missing person and if any progress was made at the end, the Court be apprised of the same. Furthermore, after the registration of the criminal case regarding abduction of petitioners son, competent Investigation Officer should be appointed to proceed with the investigation in accordance with law, who after recording the statements of complainant as well as PWs should make all-out efforts for the recovery of the alleged abductees, the order added. The order said the IO should apprise the court about the progress in the investigation of the case and in this regard submit a report to the Deputy Registrar (Judicial) of the Court periodically. The Court in its order observed that despite mere denial by the respondents would not suffice in the absence of the body of the person required to be produced before this Court, as such, the Courts were bound to make efforts for the recovery of the persons, whosoever abducted them. Even the respondents being the state functionaries were bound to facilitate the recovery of the missing person, order maintained. The Chief Justice adjourned hearing of the cases till Sept 26.