ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave another three weeks to the government for appointment of chairman of the Judicial Commission, which is probing the missing persons cases. A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and comprising Justice Amir Hani Muslim and Justice Ghulam Rabbani adjourned the disappeared persons case till September 8 with the observation that the court would take up these cases one by one on the next date of hearing. At the outset of the hearing, Additional Attorney General K.K. Agha informed the bench that the appointment of the commissions chairman could not been finalized. He stated that the government had approached a retired judge for leading the missing persons commission but he declined to accept the governments offer. Agha said that a few names were under consideration and soon the government would finalise the name of a person to head the commission. Amna Masood Janjua, Chairperson Defence of Human Rights Pakistan, requested the court to appoint Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal, who has been hearing the cases of disappeared persons, should be appointed new chairman of the commission. Upon that the CJP remarked that it was not the authority of the court to appoint a new head of the commission but hoped that the government would finalize the name of commission head. Amana said numbers of missing persons were increasing day by day as 50 more cases were filed in the Supreme Court in 2011. She said that heirs of the missing persons were facing immense hardships. She also said that due to Supreme Courts bold stand around 400 persons were recovered; adding as many persons were released by the agencies, therefore, they were so terrified that they are unwilling to divulge the identity of their kidnappers. Earlier, in the last date of hearing, Amna had said that the government did not pay compensation to the missing persons families.