In the bustling heart of Islamabad, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has extended its patience, granting the federal government another precious month. What’s the reason, you ask? Well, they’re waiting for that long-anticipated report. A report that’s supposed to outline how they plan to turn the recommendations of an inquiry commission into action, specifically concerning the concerning matter of missing Baloch students.
Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, the voice of reason in the IHC, hopes that the government will put pen to paper and craft a written order that aligns with the commission’s suggestions. It’s a matter of utmost sensitivity, revolving around human rights violations that cannot be brushed aside.
Baloch students, a community that’s faced with mysterious disappearances, are the heart of this issue. Their families, living in a constant state of uncertainty, are desperately searching for answers.
In the courtroom, a passionate plea was heard. Human rights activist and lawyer, Imaan Mazari, moved a petition, seeking the implementation of the commission’s recommendations. A pointed question emerged – who are these mysterious figures visiting the educational institutions where Baloch students once sought knowledge?
Justice Kayani asserted that the court would closely examine the extent to which these recommendations had been put into practice, once the report lands on their desks. The state, he emphasized, must do its duty in addressing this matter, for the consequences could be profound.
The big question in the air – is the federal government truly committed to executing these recommendations, or will the court need to take matters into its own hands?
Additional Attorney General Munawar Iqbal Dogal chimed in, assuring that the government is genuinely interested in seeing these recommendations through. To make it happen, they’ve roped in three to four other stakeholders, demonstrating their commitment.
Justice Kayani reminded all that the courts may pass decisions, but the real onus lies with the government, the executive authority, to ensure implementation. Justice Athar Minallah had already set the stage with a comprehensive order, after all.
In this quest to protect its citizens, the state is expected to present the relevant documents and records before the court.
As the gavel fell, the hearing was adjourned, setting a date for the next chapter in this unfolding story – November 14th.