Monday, 01 October 2012 14:30
KARACHI: Sindh High Court held the concerned ministries jointly responsible for looking after the families of missing persons, particularly those who were the sole bread-earners of their families.
“Under the Constitution, it is the State responsibility to provide protection, shelter and a right to life and now education is also added in the Constitution as a right,” observed the division bench exclusively constituted to hear and decide dozens of cases regarding the missing persons.
Headed by Chief Justice Mushir Alam the bench was hearing a constitutional petition seeking rehabilitation and financial aid for families and children of all missing persons.
Advocate Nisar A. Mujahid had filed petition, impleading the federation of Pakistan through several secretaries as well as Sindh chief secretary as respondents.
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