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Missing person case: SC directed ex-army men to submit affidavit

11 February, 2014

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday directed five former army officials to submit their affidavit regarding missing person Masood Janjua and also directed the secretary defence to ensure submission of affidavits. The court also expressed annoyance over the missing person's report submitted by the police.

The three-member bench headed by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja resumed hearing of the case. Additional AG Tariq Khokhar informed the court that the affidavits of former Army chief General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, Brig Mansoor Saeed, Col (retd) Jahangir, former Attorney General Malik Qayyum, former Interior Secretary, Syed Kamal Shah and Brig (retd) Javed Iqbal Cheema have been submitted on the direction of court and affidavits of the remaining five army officials could not be received yet.

Amna Masood Janjua apprised the bench that the court had directed the police to record the statement of Imran Munir in terms of Masood Janjua being alive but the police had failed to record the statement of Imran Munir. Superintendent of Police (SP) Haroon Joyia informed the court that Imran Munir was in Sri Lanka and the police had approached the UN through the Pakistan Foreign Ministry, which replied that according to UN convention access cannot be given to police. He also submitted the UN letter in this regard.

Justice Khawaja remarked that if police cannot investigate the matter, then the court will shift investigation to someone else. Later, the court adjourned the hearing till February 18.


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