Lal Masjid, Jamia Hafsa case
ISLAMABAD, Aug 11: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the attorney-general to look
into the complaint lodged by female students of Jamia Hafsa wherein they had
alleged that they and their family members were being harassed by the
A two-member bench of the Supreme Court comprising Justice
Abdul Hameed Dogar and Justice Faqir Muhammad Khokhar while hearing a suo moto
case of Lal Masjid and Jamia Hafsa also directed the AG to hold meeting with the
Legal Aid Committee for this purpose and ensure protection to the female
students of Jamia Hafsa and their family members.
Attorney-General Justice (retd) Malik Muhammad Qayyum, DG National Police Bureau
Islamabad Shoaib Suddle and Assistant Commissioner Rana Akbar appeared before
The court further directed the AG to inform the court about
the number of people still detained in Adiala Jail and further directed to hold
meeting with the legal aid committee for evolving a mechanism for the release of
The court observed that except the deputy commissioner,
the local administration was not acting in a responsible manner, causing
problems in the way of resolution of matters in this regard. The court also
expressed dissatisfaction over the hearing of trial court and directed the
attorney general to look into the bail matters of the inmates.
also directed the AG to ensure the recovery of missing people and extend
cooperation to the parents of such students in this regard.
Malik Muhammad Qayyum assured the court that he would look into all these
matters including protection to the female students of Jamia Hafsa.
further assured the court that he would hold meeting with the legal aid
committee today (Saturday) and address the problems pointed out by the
DG National Police Bureau Shoaib Suddle informed the court that
bodies of two more persons slain in the Lal Masjid operation have been
identified to be of Abdul Aziz and Mehrab Khan.
He said that DNA tests
of remaining 32 people are yet to be conducted.
At this the court
directed him to complete the remaining DNA tests and submit report before the
court within four days.
Assistant Commissioner Islamabad Rana Akbar
submitted before the court that arrangements have been made in jail for the
students of Wafaqul Madaris to appear in examination. The court had earlier
directed making adequate arrangements for conducting examination of the students
Muhammad Ikram Chaudhry, Taufeeq Asif advocates, Sheikh Muhammad
Sulaiman, Shahbaz Ahmed Rajput, members legal aid committee also appeared before
the court. The court adjourned hearing of the case till August 17. The news
|Updated: 14 Oct, 2014|