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PTI social media activist missing: PHC seeks reply in 7 days

By Bureau report
May 07, 2024
The Peshawar High Court building. — PHC website/File
The Peshawar High Court building. — PHC website/File

PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Monday issued notices to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa advocate general, police chief and attorney general to submit a reply within seven days in a writ petition filed by the wife of Kamran Khan, the missing social media activist of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

The single bench of PHC Chief Justice Ishtiaq Ibrahim heard the petition.The counsels for the petitioner, Syed Sikandar Hayat Shah and Samiuallah, informed the court that their client’s husband Kamran Khan had gone missing on April 30, but the police and law enforcement agencies had failed to recover him.

They said that they had registered the first information report at the East Cantt Police Station and that the family was going through severe mental agony.The counsels pleaded that police had neither recovered the missing PTI activist nor had traced his whereabouts yet.

They said that they had CCTV footage of the husband of their client allegedly kidnapped from outside the hospital.During the previous hearing, the PHC had directed the additional advocate general to approach the inspector general of police to make efforts for the recovery of the PTI social media activist.A bench comprising Justice SM Attique Shah had heard the writ petition submitted by the wife of the PTI activist soon after he went missing on April 30.