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Pak High Court Seeks Report on Suleman

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed the ministries of interior and foreign affairs to file comments on a petition requesting that the whereabouts of Dr Aafia Siddiqui's son, who along with his mother and two siblings, had been allegedly picked up by security agencies…

The petitioners alleged that US agencies — CIA and FBI — were also involved in the operation, and submitted that threats were issued to Dr Aafia's family to remain silent over the abduction; otherwise, their lives could be in danger. They said the detainees were handed over to the US agencies by Pakistan's law enforcement agencies in violation of the Constitution.

The petitioners also pleaded that those involved in the kidnapping of Dr Aafia and her children be tried in a court of law.

A division bench, headed by Chief Justice Mushir Alam, observed that the whereabouts of one son of Dr Aafia were still unknown…

The bench further observed that queries raised above were to be answered by the ministries of foreign affairs and interior.

Issuing notices to the secretaries of interior and foreign affairs, the bench directed both ministries to respond to queries with regard to the whereabouts of the missing son of Dr Aafia, and observed that in case no reply was received then it would be compelled to order the secretaries of the ministries concerned to appear.

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