ISLAMABAD  - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Monday issued notice to secretary foreign affairs in a petition seeking directions for the foreign secretary and Pakistani Consulate in Dubai to officially take up the matter of the petitioner’s missing son Omar Mateen with the government of Dubai, UAE.

A single bench of IHC comprising Justice Noor-ul-Haq N Qureshi also directed them to submit their comments within 10 days in a petition of a retired deputy commissioner Income Tax Qurban Raja who moved the court through his lawyer Barrister Afzal Hussain. The petitioner informed in the petition that on March 02, 2014, his son, an accountant, was sent to the bank in the company’s hired car along with driver Aamir Khan as a routine matter for encashment of two cheques of AED 1.5 million without a security guard. He told that after encashment, the petitioner’s son did not reach office and went missing and still his whereabouts are not known to anyone. The driver firstly stated that after dropping the petitioner’s son in front of the bank, his car met with an unfortunate accident, caught fire and the driver left the car and went to hospital for burns treatment.

He added that the driver’s most recent statement conveyed to the petitioner was that his son came out of the bank and gave him AED 100,000 and went away.

The petitioner also maintained that his son’s passport was handed over to the Dubai police by his daughter-in-law who was residing in Dubai with his son and since March twice the petitioner has been visited Dubai and have also written letter to the secretary foreign affairs seeking support for the recovering of his son.

After hearing the arguments of the counsel Barrister Afzal Hussain, the IHC single bench issued notices to the respondents and adjourned the hearing of the case.