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Secret agencies not above law: CJP

Islamabad (Online) – Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary has said that secret agencies should keep in mind that they have authority to function only within the ambit of law
He was giving his remarks during the hearing of missing persons from Adiyala jail on Tuesday.
He said that no would should even think that the courts are helpless, if courts would be unable to dispense justice, they how the country would run. CJP said that extra legal measures from any one would not be tolerated at any cost.

CJP said that no institution of the country has authority to keep the people into custody for the whole life illegally.
He showed his resentment that although Attorney General represents the federation but he does not know anything about the case.
This situation is the last limit of irresponsibility. He said that the trial of missing prisoners could not be completed until now.
Justice Gulzar Ahmed Ahmed said in his remarks that the secret agencies have realized that the trial of the under detention persons should be started now after lapse of long time.
He said that after reviewing record it seems that a new story was fabricated
During hearing the lawyer of applicants Tariq Asad has completed his argument, while Attorney General Irfan Qadir would commence his arguments on 20 March.
The lawyer of secret agencies Raja Irshad presented the record of Hamza Camp in the court with the request that it may be kept secret.
He said that the accused were involved in suicide attack on Hamza Camp and they would be prosecuted under FRC.
On which CJP asked the lawyer that the trial of the accused was completed long ago but the secret agencies kept them under custody forcibly. Now how would proceeding against them be started under FCR.
The court adjourned the hearing till 20 March.

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