Lahore HC seeks explanation on ‘disappearance’ of heirs of Davis shootout victims

March 21st, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Mar 21(ANI): The Lahore High Court has sought an explanation from the Capitol City Police Officer (CCPO) of Lahore regarding the mysterious disappearance of the families of the January 27 shootout victims.

The heirs of the two youths- Faizan Haider and Faheem Shamshad- went missing after they pardoned double murder-accused US national Raymond Davis in return for blood-money worth 200 million rupees, the Dawn reports.

Advocate Malik Munsif Awan, a former lawyer of the bereaved families, filed a petition seeking the recovery of the missing families on March 18.

He said that neither the federal nor the provincial governments tried to know the whereabouts of the missing people, and requested the court to summon the concerned authorities and direct them to recover the missing families and produce them before the court.

During today’s hearing, Justice Iftikhar Hussain Chaudhry directed CCPO Lahore Aslam Tareen to appear in the court on March 22 (tomorrow) and present a report on the disappearance of the victims’ families.

Meanwhile, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly (NA) Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that the Pakistan Muslim League-N will support the formation of a judicial or parliamentary commission to probe the Raymond Davis case.

Speaking to Express 24/7 in Islamabad, he said that people are still confused about the outcome of the case, adding that they have the right to know who the real culprit is.

Nisar, who is of the view that an independent commission should be formed to probe the case, also said that Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani did not take his party into confidence over the issue. (ANI)

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