Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday expressed his resolve for missing persons to be reunited with their families at a hearing on the matter in the Islamabad High Court.
“Missing persons reunite with their families, I assure you,” PM Shehbaz said.
The prime minister appeared in court to apprise it of the government’s steps to address the missing persons issue.
Ahead of the hearing, other cases were removed from the cause list. The court notice stated that only the missing persons case will be heard.
IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah said to PM Shehbaz as he took the rostrum: “We have troubled you because this is a major issue. This issue has been pending in this court for several months.”
Justice Minallah regretted that the state’s response has not been commensurate with its responsibility.
More to follow.