Missing Poet Ahmad Farhad Found in AJK Police Custody

Wed May 29 2024
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 ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) was informed on Wednesday that the missing poet Ahmad Farhad has been located in the custody of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) police.

Farhad, known for his firebrand poetry, had reportedly gone missing from the federal capital, raising widespread concerns and calls for his recovery.

Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani presided over the hearing regarding Farhad’s disappearance. The court was attended by key legal figures, including Attorney General Mansoor Awan, Additional Attorney General Munawar Iqbal Dogar, and Minister for Law and Justice Nazeer Tarar.

During the proceedings, the Attorney General revealed that Farhad is a suspect in a case registered in the Bagh district and is currently under police custody there. This disclosure comes after the court had granted one week to the Attorney General to determine Farhad’s whereabouts, amid growing public and media scrutiny.

The case had gained considerable attention, with Farhad’s disappearance sparking concerns and demands for his recovery across the country.

His wife, Ain Naqvi, had filed a petition, prompting the IHC to take action. Previously, the court had summoned the defence and interior ministers to provide updates on the case.

Justice Kayani’s handling of the petition in addressing human rights concerns and ensuring the welfare of citizens highlights the case’s importance.

The presence of high-ranking officials, including Law Minister Azam Nazeer Tarar’s revelation marks a critical turning point in bringing hope to Farhad’s family and supporters who had been anxiously awaiting news of his whereabouts.

The IHC continues to monitor the situation closely, ensuring that due process is followed in resolving the case.

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