The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday called for a detailed report on all ‘missing’ persons held at all government facilities as it started hearing an application filed by the chairperson of the Defence of Human Rights organization, Amina Janjua.
A two-judge bench headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan ordered the interior ministry to provide a detailed account of everyone being held and their crimes.
“Why have these people been held without any charges filed against them,” questioned Justice Khan. “If someone has committed a crime, they should be punished after the trial.”
He added that the interior ministry’s report should explain why people have been held captive for years without any trial proceedings against them.
Janjua — who was representing missing persons — presented her own report regarding the issue to the apex court.