Pukhtun Nama Desk News
The Peshawar High Court has rejected a petition seeking the extradition of Idris Khattak, a missing human rights activist, and said he could not be brought to justice in Seoul under the Military Act.
Idris Khattak’s brother Owais Khattak recently filed a petition in the Peshawar High Court seeking that the missing brother be brought to justice and that the military intelligence agency MI should give legal answer to arrest.
Idris Khattak, was abducted along with his driver on the way to Swabi on November 13 last year,But it was not until seven months later that he was arrested and detained by military intelligence.
Justice Ikramullah Khan, a Peshawar court judge, said after hearing the petition on Thursday that the court did not have the constitutional authority to order the appearance of a person to civil court, arrested on charges of disclosing classified information under martial law.
Idris Khattak’s lawyer Latif Afridi said the rejection of the petition by the Peshawar High Court was wrong and that Idris Khattak had not been charged under any article of the 1952 Military Act. Latif Afridi called the allegations against Idris Khattak as baseless because he was not an army employee.
Latif Khattak says that government has not yet allowed his client’s family and daughters to visit him, which he says is illegal, continued that he would appeal to the Supreme Court to bring Khattak to justice after consulting his family.