Secret briefing?: Police, Rangers, FC heads submit reports

Published: April 4, 2012

Chief Justice Musheer Alam. PHOTO: SHAHID ALI/EXPRESS

KARACHI: The heads of the three law enforcement agencies on Tuesday presented their separate reports on the genesis and nature of the recent wave of violence in Karachi in a meeting with the chief justice of the Sindh High Court.

The meeting that lasted less than an hour in the chambers of Chief Justice Musheer Alam was a continuation of the suo motu notice he took on last week’s violent unrest in the city.

The contents of these reports could not be ascertained as no other official except for Sindh police chief Mushtaq Shah, Rangers DG Major General Rizwan Akhtar and Frontier Corps Commander Iqbal Dara attended the proceedings.

More than 400 people have been killed in the first three months of 2012.

However, the Sindh police dispute the figure and maintain that less than 50 fell victim to target killings while the rest were murdered for different motives.

A full bench of the Supreme Court had in July 2011 held a suo motu hearing taking notice of the violence in Karachi.

On Tuesday, the Chief Justice of Pakistan while hearing a case on unrest in Balochistan, referred to the apex court’s judgment on the Karachi situation and remarked that its orders were not being implemented by the Sindh government.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 4th, 2012.

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