In response to a petition asking for the whereabouts of a former Muttahida Qaumi Movement politician, Nisar Panhwar, the Sindh High Court on Thursday issued letters to the provincial home secretary, director general of the Sindh Rangers, inspector general of police, and others.
A two-judge panel presided over by Justice Mohammad Karim Khan Agha also issued notices to the deputy attorney general, general prosecutor, special prosecutor Rangers, and advocate general for October 13.
Mohsin Nisar filed a constitutional petition with the SHC on August 27 to challenge a ban on media coverage of party founder Altaf Husain. The petition’s hearing date was set for August 30, and Mohsin Nisar claimed that his father, Nisar Ahmed Panhwar, was a former minister and lawmaker who was associated with the MQM.
He said, however, that on the night of August 29 and 30, Rangers officers and representatives of sensitive institutions attacked his home in Saadi Town and abducted his father.
The petitioner claimed that although he and other family members had contacted the concerned police station, Rangers, and other authorities, his father’s whereabouts were still unknown.
He added that a request for an abduction FIR had been made to the relevant police station, but that police authorities had not received it and had declined to take any action to bring his father back.
The petitioner requested an order compelling the respondents to appear in court with his father and file a report of his kidnapping.
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