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.