Missing persons: 2 Pak majors to be tried under Army Act

The Supreme Court has directed the Balochistan government to furnish a detailed report on the DNA tests of human bodies recovered from a suspected mass grave in the Khuzdar district.

By Afzal Khan

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Published: Fri 28 Mar 2014, 12:32 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 1:45 AM

The top court sought the report during the hearing of the Balochistan law and order, missing persons and mass grave cases by a three-member bench headed by Justice Nasirul Mulk. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani had taken suo moto notice of a news report that carried a statement of Chairman of Voice of Baloch Missing Persons Nasrullah Baloch, seeking a judicial probe into the mass graves.

Nasrullah said three of the identified bodies were of those mentioned in the missing persons’ list. Justice Nasir observed that the court had passed the orders on March 7 and it was now the end of the month but no progress has been shown so far.

Meanwhile, the counsel for the Frontier Constabulary (FC), Balochistan, Irfan Qadir, informed the court that he had met Balochistan Advocate General Nizamuddin, who informed him that the provincial government had requisitioned the federal government to try army officials Major Saif and Major Moin under the Army Act. He said the two officials were definitely going to be tried under the Army Act.


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