issued over detention
of octogenarian under FCR.
PESHAWAR, Oct 29: The Peshawar High Court on
Thursday put on notice the federal interior
secretary and Mohmand Agency’s political agent in a
writ petition challenging detention of an
80-year-old man under the collective responsibility
clause of the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR).
A two-member bench comprising Chief Justice Ejaz
Afzal Khan and Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel directed
the respondents including the federal secretary
interior and the political agent to clarify their
The bench was hearing a writ petition filed by Mr
Syed Iqbal Kazmi, a representative of Human Rights
Commission of South Asia, who alleged that an old
man, Wazir Khan, who is around 80, had been detained
on the order of the Mohmand Agency’s political agent
at Ghalanai lock-up under the collective
responsibility clause of the FCR.
The counsel claimed that he had received various
letters from detainees imprisoned under the FCR
following which he visited the lock-up at Ghalanai,
the headquarters of Mohmand Agency.