IHC directs counsel to register Baloch students' grievances with MoHR.

ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday directed petitioners' counsel to register Baloch students' complaints of harassment faced by them to the Ministry of Human Rights secretary, who will present it to the recently formed commission.

The IHC had ealier ordered the formation of a commission to probe into the racial profiling, harassment and disappearance of Baloch students in the country.

Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani was appointed as convener, while the body's other members include former senator Afrasiab Khattak, PTI leader Asad Umar, former Senate chairman Raza Rabbani, Senator Kamran Murtaza, Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, former Balochistan chief secretary Nasir Khosa, former Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president Ali Ahmed Kurd, Pakistan Bar Council vice chairman, and the secretaries of the interior and human rights ministries.

Earlier today, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard petitions against the harassment and disappearance of Baloch students of Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) and other educational institutions.

Former minister for human rights Dr Shireen Mazari's daughter Iman Hazir Mazari represented the petitioners and stated that a student, Feroz Baloch, has been missing from a university in Rawalpindi since May 11.

'We attempted to register an FIR [First Information Report] at Sadiqabad police station for six hours, but the police did not do so,' the lawyer stated.

To this, the Deputy Attorney General (DAG) responded that a missing student from Islamabad's National University of Modern Languages had returned.

The high court directed Advocate Mazari to compose a complaint, on behalf of the Baloch students' grievances, to the secretary of the...

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