PM Shehbaz will be summoned if brother of Shahzad Akbar not recovered, warns IHC.

ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has warned that it will summon Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif if the brother of Shahzad Akbar, former aide to the PTI chief, was not produced before it.

Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani issued the warning on Friday while hearing a petition seeking the recovery of Murad Akbar who was reportedly whisked away by the officials of law enforcement agencies.

The court had directed the capital police on May 31 to produce Murad within two days.

According to a first information report (FIR) registered with Shalimar police station, Murad was 'abducted' by the personnel of different law enforcement agencies from his Islamabad residence on May 28.

The case was registered under section 365 on the complaint of Danyal Akbar, Murad's son, who subsequently filed a plea with the IHC for the recovery of his father.

Several officials, including Islamabad Police DIG Operations Shehzad Bukhari and Islamabad Advocate General Jahangir Jadoon, appeared before the court.

Justice Kayani asked the DIG whether the people who arrested Murad were members of paramilitary Rangers or the Counter Terrorism Department.

DIG Bukhari clarified that the personnel involved in the raid on the petitioner's residence did not belong to either of the forces, requesting some time to review the CCTV footage in order to identity the personnel.

The court expressed its disappointment, deeming it disgraceful that individuals in Rangers and police uniforms forcefully entered a residence and apprehended a man, with authorities appearing 'unconcerned about the matter'.

Justice Kayani criticised the expenditure of millions of rupees on a 'safe city project', highlighting that videos of private individuals were being recorded and shared, while criminals remained free to roam.

The court ordered a representative from the Ministry of Defence to ensure that the Director...

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