Balochistan unrest: SC tells ISI, MI to submit report by March 7

Published: February 24, 2012

The court also orders Sindh police to submit joint investigation report of Domki's family murder probe on March 7. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Amid the mounting lawlessness in Balochistan, the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday directed the Inter-Services Intelligence and the Militarily Intelligence to submit a detailed report on the security situation of the province on March 7.

A three-member bench headed by Justice Shakirullah Jan was hearing two cases – a petition filed by Balochistan High Court Bar Association (BHCBA) against the incidents of target killing, kidnapping for ransom and the overall poor law and order situation in the province, and suo motu notice on the killings of MPA Balochistan Bakhtiar Domki’s wife and daughter.

In the last hearing, the court had ordered the ISI and MI to submit the report. Today, Attorney General Maulvi Anwarul Haq informed the court that he had conveyed the court’s message to ISI and MI and that the agencies had requested that time be given to them for filing of the report.

The attorney general informed the court that the ISI and MI had requested for an in-camera briefing in the court’s chambers due to the sensitivity of the case.

‘Findings in the Domki family murder probe equivalent to zero’

While rejecting a report submitted before the court by the additional advocate general of Sindh, Justice Tariq Pervez observed that the findings in the Domki’s family murder probe were equivalent to “zero”.

The report entailed details from eye-witnesses which suspected that two cars – Suzuki Alto and Daihatsu Cuore – were used by the assailants.

The additional advocate general told the court that police had launched a search operation in which they inspected 500 Alto and 108 Cuore.

Justice Jan observed that the court had directed the police to carry out investigations with their “eyes wide open,” whereas, the findings suggest otherwise. “The police have failed to produce tangible results,” he said.

Senior Superintendent of Police Niaz Khoso informed the court that the bullets were fired from the same gun and that further investigations are underway.

The court also summoned Inspector General of Sindh in the next hearing and ordered that he should inform the court why supervision in the case was not done properly.

The court had ordered earlier that senior police officials will supervise the case and in the hearing today, replies were given from the constable’s file.

The court also ordered the Sindh police to submit a joint investigation report on March 7.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Hassan Aftab
    Feb 24, 2012 - 2:42PM

    Lets see if the COAS or the Cheif of ISI is summoned by the court. Inspector General of Sindh is an easy target.

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  • Feb 24, 2012 - 5:57PM

    Bring them in Court

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  • Falcon
    Feb 24, 2012 - 7:36PM

    One wonders what took it so long in case of Baluchistan but still that is certainly a positive step.

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  • A Pirzada
    Feb 24, 2012 - 7:57PM

    Yeah right ! Like they’re going to get a reply !! What is the court going to do about it anyway?

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  • Safdar Abbas
    Feb 25, 2012 - 2:09AM

    Punjabis are most soft target of almost all the provincial nationalists. During East Pakistan insurgency Punjab was generously blamed, and so is the case in recent Baluchistan insurgency. Baloch nationalists should reconsider their stance vis-à-vis Punjab. Facts speak that all the operations in Baluchistan are carried by Non-Punjabi leaders. During first operation in 1948, no Punjabi was at the helms of affairs. Second operation was ordered by Ayob Khan, a non-Punjabi. Third operation Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, fourth by Pervaiz Musharraf both non-Punjabis, and Present Federal Government is also not of Punjabis. During Zia regimes there was calm in Balochistan. Punjab led Government of Mian Nawaz Shrief had harmonious relation with Baloch leaders.
    The only factor responsible for the Baluchistan’s deprivation is powerful establishment consisting of aristocratic class of Pakistan coming from all the provinces. The backwardness of Baluchistan also resembles that of southern and rural Punjab, Sindh and KP. As Karachi does not reflect true economic conditions of Sindh the major urban cities of Punjab do not represent the real economic situation of the province. The causes of backwardness of southern Punjab are the same which are that of Baluchistan. So please no more blame on Punjab.

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  • Nomi
    Feb 25, 2012 - 3:52AM

    Futile exercise, and a decent headline at best.

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  • Hassan
    Feb 25, 2012 - 3:59AM

    Really glad to see that Balochistan is finally get the attention it needs. Be it in the media or the SC…We need to collectively find a solution and move forward. Its high time the establishment stops the atrocities it has committed/committing.

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