KARACHI The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday gave further time to the intelligence agencies and other respondents to submit their statements over missing of a Gwadar Development Authority (GDA) official, Arif Noor Baloch, till January 10. A division bench comprising Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Imam Bux Baloch was conducting hearing on a constitutional petition moved by Muhammad Abid, brother of missing Arif, seeking his whereabouts, who went missing in October. The court granted more times to ISI, MI and other respondents to submit their affidavits regarding missing of Gwadar Development Authority official as deputy attorney general Ashraf Mughal appeared before the bench and request to grant him further time in this regard. Earlier, the DAG had defended the Intelligence Bureau. IB submitted that neither IB was behind on his abduction nor it had any information about his whereabouts. Additional Advocate General Shafi Memon appeared before the bench on behalf of Sindh home department submitted that the department did not have any knowledge about the abduction of the missing GDA official. Appearing from the petitioner, Advocate Akhter Hussain argued that the brother of his client has been picked up by the intelligence and enforcement agencies illegally. He added that state security intelligence and agencies have no rights to pick any citizens illegally. He contended that the missing person was still in the custody of the respondents and he must be brought before court of justice if there was any crime charge against him. The petitioner submitted that his brother was an official of GDA was allegedly picked up from his Karachi residence by government agencies on Oct 31 at midnight as the intelligence officials wearing plainclothes escorted with the law enforcers had forcibly entered their apartment located in Garden East and took away his brother at gunpoint. He submitted that Arif came to Karachi a few days before of his abduction for medical treatment of his injuries which he received at a road accident. The plaintiff further submitted that following the abduction of his brother, their family members had contacted with the area police station to register an FIR but they refused to do so. He submitted that they had not been informed about his arrest by the law enforces. The applicant was concerned that his brother would be tortured to death. ISI, MI, IB, federal interior ministry, home ministry, IGP Sindh, Jamsheed town police station and Soldiers Bazaar police station as others have been cited as respondents. The petitioner pleaded the court to issue order to find whereabouts of the missing GDA official.