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SC orders for initiation of action against an MI Major in missing person case.

ISLAMABAD -- Supreme Court (SC) has ordered police to initiate action in cooperation with ministry of defence against Major Haider of Military Agency (MI) for his alleged involvement in the kidnapping of Tasaf Malik, missing husband of Dr Abida Malik.

The court has also sought report from defence ministry on this count besides rejecting MI counsel Ibrahim Satti plea for holding investigation into matter by a joint team.

These directives were issued by a two members bench of SC presided over by the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry here Monday in Tasif Malik abduction case.

During the course of hearing Additional Attorney General (AAG), Col (Retd) Inam ur Rahim counsel for Abida Malik, DIG Investigation Qayyum and Ibrahim Satti advocate counsel for MI appeared in the court.

DIG told the court the record reveals that Muhammad Ali Ahsan is real name of Major Haider. The day FIR was registered against him in police station, he left Mirpur AJK and went to Mangla first of all and then he left for Karachi. His name has been traced from Air Blue ticket on which he had traveled. He is in Awaran, Balochistan now a days.

The court remarked " have you ascertained defence ministry stance. What it says.

The court was told defence ministry had already said it wanted the initiation of proceedings as per law and it will extend every possible cooperation.

CJP remarked " if it is so then it is a big achievement. Police should record statement of Major Haider in cooperation with defence ministry and take action against him as per law.

Ibrahim Satii, counsel for MI requested the court to conduct the inquiry into the matter through a joint team.

The court and the petitioner both rejected this plea.

The court while adjourning the hearing of the case till today has directed defence ministry to initiate proceeding and present the report thereof before it.
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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Nov 19, 2013
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