IHC directs to appoint Akhtar Mengal as convener of commission against harassment of Baloch students
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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday directed the government to issue a notification appointing Akhtar Mengal as the convener of the commission that had been formed to prevent harassment of Baloch students, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
“The government must issue the notification appointing Akhtar Mengal as the convener of the commission within three days,” the court added.
It is to be noted here that Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani had apologised to head the commission.
“The secretariat of the commission should be established in the Senate. The commission must submit a report on preventing harassment of Baloch students in a month,” IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah passed the orders.
Imaan Mazari appeared before the court on behalf of Baloch students while Additional Attorney General Manoor Iqbal appeared before the court on behalf of the federal government.
“Kamran Murtaza is available for his inclusion in the commission,” said the additional attorney general while presenting his arguments before the court.
“This issue is important. Baloch students are studying in the institution for the purpose of education. Why are they unsafe? The court will issue separate orders on this matter,” said the IHC chief justice.
“Why shouldn’t Akhtar Mengal be included in the commission?” he questioned the additional attorney general who then replied: “As the court wills; we have no objection.”
The IHC chief justice also asked Imaan Mazari to submit the issues of Baloch students to the commission’s secretariat.
“The commission must submit a report to the court by November 7,” the IHC chief justice said, and he adjourned the hearing of the case till November 7.