SHC directs Sindh Police to use technology to recover missing children

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Thursday ordered Sindh Police to ensure the recovery of 13 missing children in the province by using modern technology.

The directives came during hearing on a petition filed in 2012 seeking recognising the disappearance of children as a cognisable offence and registering FIRs of such offences across the province.

The office of Inspector-General Sindh AD Khawaja submitted a report which detailed that six out of the 19 children had been recovered by police while 13 others remained missing.

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For nearly six years the judges have time and again issued orders and directives to the provincial home secretaries and inspectors-general of the police to take steps for the recovery of minors who go missing in the province.

The case was heard by different judges, including the provincial chief justice, on 41 occasions since the petition was filed on January 17, 2012.

The petitioner, Roshni Research and Development Organisation, a non-government group working for child protection and safety, is litigating to get the disappearance of children recognised as a cognisable offence and subsequently FIRs in this regard should be registered in Sindh.

Justice Qazi Amin Ahmed, who was hearing a petition filed by Hamid Nasir Mahmood, Raza's brother

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