Published On: Tue, Jan 14th, 2014
Published in Category: Court News

Masood Janjua missing person case: Affidavits of 7 including Musharraf submitted in court

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ISLAMABAD: Affidavits of 7 officers including former president Pervez Musharraf, were submitted by the defence ministry before the Supreme Court in the Masood Janjua missing person case.

A three member bench headed by Justice Jawaad S Khawaja heard the case.

During the course of the hearing Justice Jawaad S Khawaja remarked that all missing persons are citizens of this country and any action against them has to be taken within the ambit of the law. We have told the federal and provincial governments repeatedly to consider these missing persons as their own citizens.

Today the intelligence agencies are refusing to acknowledge missing persons tomorrow the government would disown them as citizens of this country.

No institution is above the law and anyone who disobeys law would be dealt within the law, he said.

Additional Attorney General Tahir Khokar and Flight Lt Mohammad Irfan, a representative of defence ministry also appeared before the court.

The court was told that 7 out of 11 officers have submitted their affidavits which include former president Pervez Musharraf, former AGP Malik Qayyum, Incharge of Crisis Management Cell Javed Iqbal Cheema, Brigadier Mansoor Saeed Sheikh and Col (retd) Jahangir Akhtar.

The court said that we have rejected the affidavit of former defence secretary Maj Gen (retd) Saeed Athar Abbas as it was unverified and he should resubmit it.

The court also rejected the plea of defence ministry to keep the affidavits classified and said that there is nothing classified in the affidavits.

The court also sought a comprehensive report from Rawalpindi police regarding the recovery of Masood Janjua Mohammad Irfan told the court that Col (retd) Habibullah , Lt Gen (retd) Shafqat Ahmed, Lt Gen (retd) Nadeem Taj and Col (retd) Javed Iqbal Lodhi have retired and we are trying to locate them. The court should give us more time to get their affidavits.

The court gave three weeks time to submit the remaining affidavits and adjourned the hearing.
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