SHC summons SSP Hyderabad in Zardari’s aide missing case
KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday directed the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Hyderabad to appear before it and inform it about efforts being taken to recover Ghulam Qadir Marri, a close aide of PPP leader and former president Asif Ali Zardari, who has been missing since April 07.
A two-judge bench, headed by Justice Mohammad Shafi Siddiqui, was hearing the petition filed by Ismail Marri, the missing man’s brother, submitting that Marri along with his friend, Khan Mohammad Mangi and two servants- Mehboob Ali Khashkheli and Javed Rehman – went missing in mysterious manner on April 07 near Jamshoro when he was returning home from Naudero after attending the death anniversary of Zulifkar Ali Bhutto. His vehicle was found abandoned near a thermal power station in Jamshoro.
In the last hearing, the court had directed the cellular companies to place on record the mobile phone data of missing man.
The petitioner submitted that his brother and others were picked up but had not been produced in any court of law, neither had the family been provided details of any cases against them.
His lawyer Advocate Shahab Sarki had submitted that Marri, a PPP staunch supporter, was kidnapped on April 07 near Jamshoro and has been missing since then. Marri’s friend and two servants were also untraceable since the day of their arrest, he added.
The brother of missing person requested the court to direct the respondent authorities to recover Marri and others and produce them before court. The court was further requested to restrain them from taking any adverse action against the close aid of former president.