Islamabad- On the directives of Islamabad High Court (IHC), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa authorities Wednesday produced before the court a missing person Ameer Ahmed allegedly abducted by the intelligence agencies.

The provincial authorities presented Ameer Ahmed, a resident of Rahim Yar Khan, before Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui who held the hearing in the petition moved by Rashda Ameer wife of Ameer Ahmed.

The detenue Ameer Ahmed informed the court that law-enforcing agencies arrested him on February 10, 2011 from Rahim Yar Khan and kept him in solitary confinement in Rahim Yar Khan till March 16. Then, they shifted him in a secret cell in Bahawalpur. From there, he was taken to Peshawar and later, detained him in Lakki Marwat internment centre.

He also revealed before the court that some 500 to 600 people were also present in the internment where he was being kept.

However, Deputy Attorney General Tariq Mehmood Jehangiri denied these facts and said that the law enforcing agencies arrested him from Khajori check post in North Waziristan. Tariq told that they also recovered hand grenade, rifle and suicide jacket from his custody.

He apprised the court that detenue is currently being tried under Actions (In Aid of Civil Power) Regulations, 2011 for FATA. On this juncture, Justice Siddiqui directed Additional Interior Secretary Tariq Hayat who was also in the court to present the relevant record of the cases and trial against Ameer Ahmed before the court and adjourned the hearing till May 24.

The petitioner Rashda Ameer wife of Ameer Ahmed had moved the court through his counsel Advocate Wajeeh Ullah Khan and made Federation of Pakistan through secretary interior, secretary ministry of defence, DCO Rahim Yar Khan, DPO Rahim Yar Khan, director general Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), DG Military Intelligence and three others as respondents in her petition.

The petitioner informed the court that her husband Ameer Khan had kept some cattle in a compound and was running the business of dairy farming while she also used help her husband in the said work.

She further informed that a police van along with some cars and white double cabin vehicles stopped at the door of the compound on 10-2-2011 and about 10 armed persons, some of whom were in uniform and the others were in civvies, entered the compound without any permission and enquired about Rana Abdul Rehman the brother of her husband.

She continued that her husband told them that he was neither there nor he knew his whereabouts. “At this, they forcibly took him out and got him in one of their vehicle and left,” she added.

The petitioner said that she contacted respondents No 8 and 9 who told that the agencies had abducted him and there was no record of her husband in both the police stations. They also told her if she could produce Abdul Rehman before DCO Rahim Yar Khan, he could help her to recover her husband.

She informed that the background of this case is that the brother of petitioner’s husband had been implicated in a case and in that case some accused had been acquitted and some others were convicted.

She argued that her husband was abducted to pressurise the family for the recovery of her husband’s brother whereas the petitioner, detenue or any other member of the family is aware of his whereabouts.

She contended that her husband had been abducted by the ISI and MI with the connivance of Station House Officers (SHOs) of Police Station Rahim Yar Khan Cantonment and PS Zahir Peer Tehsil Khanpur in an unlawful manner in violation of Articles 4, 9, 10, 10-A and 14 of the Constitution.

Therefore, she prayed to the court to declare that detention of her husband is without lawful authority and of no legal effect. She also prayed that the court may direct the respondents to set the detenue at liberty being in illegal confinement.