ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Wednesday observed that Article 9 of the Constitution has been violated in missing persons cases. Justice Jawwad S Khawaja stated that though the government constituted an inquiry commission on missing persons for the second time but no progress has been made regarding the recovery of disappeared persons. The court observed that the case of missing persons was test for the heirs and also for the apex court. The honourable judge expressing dissatisfaction over the assistance provided by Additional Attorney General KK Agha to court in missing persons cases remarked that the AAG was playing game with the court. KK Agha informed the court that spy agencies had conveyed in most of the missing persons cases that disappeared persons were not in their custody. Justice Jawwad S Khawaja observed if the spy agencies were denying the custody of missing persons then how they would proceed further in the matter. The additional attorney general replied that though the commission was recording the statements of missing persons heirs but many family members of missing persons were reluctant to record their statements. The AAG presented a report regarding the payment of compensation to the families of missing persons before a three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan. He stated that the government had already paid compensation to most of the families of disappeared persons, while remaining heirs of missing persons would be paid compensation on monthly basis. Muhammad Idrees father of a missing person alleged that his son was picked up from Ghora Gali, while his friend from Pirwadahi, Rawalpind. Idrees said that after one month his friend was released, but still did not know the whereabouts of his son. Zohra Bibi wife of another missing person informed that her husband was picked up by an army officer. She said on the order of the apex court, Kohsar Police Station was cooperating with her. Justice Jawwad remarked that life and death are in the hands of Allah and if some officials of law enforcement agencies are not cooperating with the families of missing persons then also have to answer to God for their deeds. The court referred the cases of three disappeared persons namely Fazal Karim, Haroon Khan and Muhammad Idrees to the inquiry commission. The hearing was adjourned till November 16.