KARACHI: Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar of the Sindh High Court issued notices to the Sindh advocate general and inspector general police for April 26 while hearing a petition on Friday, filed by two women of Lyari town.
Sania Naz and Gul Bano submitted that on the orders of the provincial government, the Sindh police was carrying out a targeted operation in Lyari during which innocent citizens were being harassed and not a single killer or member of the drug mafia was being arrested.
The targeted operations are having a negative impact as the peaceful residents cannot go about their daily life and their movement has been curtailed.
Their sleep has been disturbed as police teams cordon off the localities and barge in during the night.
They appealed to the court to declare the targeted operation as illegal and stop it as the police have not been able to derive any thing from it.
This is the second petition on Lyari’s spiral into violence.
In an earlier petition, two other residents sought the court’s intervention over the failure of the police.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 21st, 2012.
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