KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Thursday ordered Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to recover missing persons by January 24th and submit a report pertaining to this matter.

A two-member bench headed by Justice Naimatullah heard the missing persons case at the SHC.

The petitioner, who is the mother of one of the missing persons, Raees, attended today’s hearing. According to the petitioner, Raees who has been missing for two years was an employee of the Water Board and was responsible for distributing bills.

As the hearing went under way, Judge Naimatullah expressed anger at the government lawyer for not being present. “No progress has come forward from the JIT or the attorney general’s office,” the judge remarked.

“A penalty will be imposed on the additional attorney general and JIT and the money will be given as compensation to the family of the missing person,” he added.