Police get more time to recover missing anchorperson.
Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti
on Wednesday gave another two weeks to the police for the recovery of alleged missing anchorperson Imran Riaz as the counsel of his family expressed satisfaction on the efforts.
Advocate Mian Ali Ashfaq, the counsel for the petitioner, told the court that both he and his client attended the investigation proceedings conducted by a special working group of the police.
The counsel appreciated the efforts of the police saying the steps taken by the respondents to trace the whereabouts of the missing anchorperson were going in the right direction.
He said that hopefully the continuity of the efforts will not take much time to see the success in tracing the whereabouts of the missing media person.
At this, the chief justice adjourned the hearing of the petition until June 26, allowing more time to the police for the anchorperson’s recovery.
During the previous hearing, IGP Dr Usman Anwar told the court that all law enforcement agencies were working jointly and the special working group of the Punjab police held its meetings to review the progress of all police units, including the Counter Terrorism Department, for the recovery of Imran Riaz.
Police admitted to having arrested Riaz on May 11 from Sialkot airport and shifted him to jail. The police claimed the whereabouts of the anchorperson were unknown since his release from the jail following the withdrawal of his detention order by the government.