PHC seeks whereabouts of ‘would-be suicide bombers’
By Akhtar Amin
PESHAWAR: A division bench of the Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of a habeas corpus petition about the two Baloch sisters allegedly arrested on charges of plotting suicide attacks. The court issued directives to the Interior Ministry to reply about the whereabouts with an affidavit.
Deputy Attorney General advocate Salahuddin told the court that the Interior Ministry and intelligence agencies did not know the whereabouts of the two girls. However, he sought a week to submit reply. The petitioner’s counsel, Shah Nawaz, said that Interior Minister Aftab Ahmad Sherpao had confessed the arrest of the girls.
In June 2005, Hameed Khan, father-in-law of one of the two sisters, Arifa Baloch, had filed a writ petition in the PHC stating that the arrested sisters were innocent and the allegations levelled against them were baseless.