Law and order situation not that bad in Balochistan: Raisani

Published: June 1, 2012

My province is a peaceful one with a few glitches here and there, says Raisani. PHOTO: BANARAS KHAN/EXPRESS

QUETTA: Speaking to the media after the missing persons case hearing, Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Aslam Raisani said that his province was a “peaceful one” and the law and order situation in Balochistan was “not that bad”.

Raisani reached court while the hearing was underway. Later, speaking to the media, he said, “The court did not summon me, I came on my own.”

“My province is a peaceful one with a few glitches here and there. The overall law and order situation is not that bad,” said Raisani.

During the hearing of the missing persons case, bothered by the lack of concern on the part of officials, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry ordered Inspector General (IG) Frontier Corps (FC) Balochistan Major General Obaidullah Khan to return to Pakistan by Saturday.

Chief Justice Chaudhry ordered for the IG FC’s return by Saturday, after the latter’s counsel said that he was currently in Iran. The vexed chief justice remarked that a case should be registered against the IG FC.

Attorney General (AG) Irfan Qadir, too, did not appear before the court, which further irked the three-member bench.

During the hearing, the chief justice remarked that Balochistan was a part of Pakistan and resented the fact that Balochistan Home Minister Zafarullah Zehri “just stays in Islamabad”.

Commenting on the progress of the cases, the chief justice said, “Bodies of three people whose cases were being heard in the court have been found.”

Earlier on Wednesday, irked by the apparent apathy of the government towards Balochistan, which is sliding into chaos, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry issued a warning to the prime minister stating that if he did not take steps to improve the law and order, the Constitution would declare a state of emergency.

Correction: An earlier version of this story stated that the chief justice “ordered for a case to be registered against the IG FC” instead of “remarked that a case should be registered against the IG FC”. The correction has been made.

Reader Comments (18)

  • Adeel759
    Jun 1, 2012 - 11:25AM

    Long Live CJ. If you can have case registered against IG FC, you will become my hero forever.Recommend

  • Ammad Malik
    Jun 1, 2012 - 11:41AM

    Declare emergency so that the IG FC, whom you want to register a case against, can become all in all. On top of that, only the executive has the authority to declare emergency.Recommend

  • Adeel759
    Jun 1, 2012 - 11:42AM

    Recheck the story ET..Recommend

  • Concerned
    Jun 1, 2012 - 11:54AM

    One little thing Mr.CJ, “emergency” can only be declared by the ruling government – not the SC.

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  • Kaleem
    Jun 1, 2012 - 1:00PM

    Shameless ignorance of dead and missing persons on behalf of FC.Recommend

  • Kaspar
    Jun 1, 2012 - 2:26PM

    Wonderful! We have always admired the Balochistan CM for his frank and forthright commentary. Yes, the situation is not that bad. There is still lot of scope for political killings and disappearances, sectarian murders, kidnappings for ransom and more demands from insurgents against the state of Pakistan — a hapless state but in fact very strong because it does not fragment although many of its own citizens are trying to further fragment it! Moreover, its ruling elite has taken it upon themselves to milk it dry of whatever is left of its resources!

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  • Parvez
    Jun 1, 2012 - 3:36PM

    He also said a degree is a degree even if its a fake.

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  • salim
    Jun 1, 2012 - 3:50PM

    @Ammad Malik: Malik Sahib, kindly get yourself well informed prior to posting a comment.

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  • salim
    Jun 1, 2012 - 3:55PM

    @Concerned: Ok, Mr. Gilani.

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  • Lalai
    Jun 1, 2012 - 4:05PM

    He is definitely NERO part ll although apparently he looks the ruler of planet of the apes.

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  • Calypso
    Jun 1, 2012 - 4:23PM

    The man who isn’t sure of himself has been made the CM of the most troubled part of our country. But then we ain’t gonna committing suicide, anyway! Do we?

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  • Ammad Malik
    Jun 1, 2012 - 4:34PM

    @salim:

    Please do me the honour and enlighten us……

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  • Jun 1, 2012 - 5:27PM

    Law and Order situation is still a situation even if it’s good or bad.

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  • Babloo
    Jun 1, 2012 - 6:42PM

    Is this what recovering missing persons means ??
    Commenting on the progress of the cases, the chief justice said, “Bodies of three people whose cases were being heard in the court have been found.”

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  • SM
    Jun 1, 2012 - 7:32PM

    This is the same man who said that a degree is a degree whether fake or not. How do we take this man seriously?

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  • salim
    Jun 1, 2012 - 9:06PM

    @Ammad Malik: Please read Article 190 and get yourself enlightened.

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  • Ammad Malik
    Jun 1, 2012 - 9:28PM

    @Salima

    Action in aid of Supreme Court.
    All executive and judicial authorities through out Pakistan shall act in aid of the Supreme Court.

    One of us is really stupid?? Because I don’t see the relevance of this to the topic under discussion.

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  • A J Khan
    Jun 2, 2012 - 4:47PM

    The case could not be registered in space.Some body is eating humble pie.

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