Missing Teacher Faces Court Martial, LHC Told
The Lahore High Court chief justice on Friday disposed of a suo motu case regarding the disappearance of a religious teacher, after the Pakistan Army, through a law officer, told the court that Mubashar Naseem was in its custody for his involvement in anti-army activities and his case was being considered for court martial.
On Friday, a deputy attorney general produced the copy of a letter by Lt.Col. Sarfraz Khan, director legal Pakistan army, stating that Mubashar Naseem was arrested for his involvement in offence under section 2(1)(d) of Pakistan Army Act 1952 and his case was under consideration by competent authorities for trial by Field General Court Martial law.
After going through the letter, the CJ disposed of the case. ìThe father of alleged detenue had got knowledge about the whereabouts of his son who, by the grace of God Almighty, is alive and in the custody of army. So no further action is called for in this case,” he observed.
Mubashar Naseem, 29, was a teacher at madrassah Iqral Rozatul Itfal, Garden Town, when he went missing on October 31, 2009. The LHC CJ had taken suo motu on the application of his father Muhammad Naseem.
The Cantt SP had also submitted an investigation report in the LHC, saying that he had got preliminary education from madrassa Manzoor-ul Salamia Multan, before moving to Karcahi to complete a Mufti course from Darul Aloom. He also worked as teacher in Jamia Madina madrassah Rashdaat Lahore in 2006.
He is affiliated with Ahl e Sunnat Wa Aljamat Dayo Band and is a follower of Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar, Karachi.