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Pakistan

IHC comments in Ahmed Farhad abduction case ‘shocking’, says Law Minister

  • Azam Nazeer Tarar says the constitution protects the army and government
Published May 20, 2024

Federal law minister Azam Nazeer Tarar stated on Monday that he was surprised by the Islamabad High Court’s comments in the Ahmed Farhad kidnapping case and that it appeared the court had exceeded its authority.

He went on to say that tolerance should be shown by everyone, including politicians and judges.

Judges must carry out their duties and adhere to their code of conduct, the law minister said.

People involved in enforced disappearances: Justice Kayani says there should be legislation to award death penalty

The minister stated that there are cases of missing people like Ahmed Farhad in every country.

About poet Ahmed Farhad, Tarar stated that the Islamabad High Court is currently hearing the case, expressing concern about the way the media sensationalized the story.

According to Tarar, the government, the legislature, and the judiciary each have distinct duties to play in Pakistan’s clear division of powers.

Earlier, Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, a judge of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) said that there should be legislation to award the death penalty to those who are involved in enforced disappearances.

Justice Kayani made the remarks while hearing the petition of the wife of missing poet Ahmed Farhad for the recovery of her husband.

During the hearing, the judge said people are going missing who talk more about the missing persons, adding the poet was picked up for talking about missing persons and it is a shame because all the people know who is doing what.

He also said that the home secretary and the defence secretary are responsible for forced disappearances.

He continued that if necessary, he would summon the prime minister and if they do not take action against the kidnappers, they will be sent packing. He said that he had told the IG that if someone goes missing, the responsibility will be on him.

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Maqbool May 20, 2024 10:25pm
Justice at last ?
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KU May 20, 2024 11:03pm
The minister's statement is shocking n perhaps represents true sentiments of our leaders and their fancy for persecution of Pakistani citizens who criticize n ask questions on govt's responsibilities.
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