SKARDU: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan asked Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry to take suo motu notice of Shia killings in Balochistan and Gilgit, while addressing a joint press conference with prominent Shia leader Sheikh Jaffery and the leader of Sunnat Wal Jamaat Maulana Khalil.
Terming the Babusar killings which left 21 innocent people dead as a terrible tragedy, Khan said that the government had completely failed in controlling the law and order situation in the country.
He questioned as to why the chief justice was taking suo motu notices of relatively trivial matters but not taking action against sectarian killings. Adding that it was good that the chief justice had taken notice of the incumbent government’s failures but it also needed to give special consideration to the issue of brutal Shia killings.
Khan, on his visit to Skardu, visited leaders of different sects to promote sectarian harmony in the country. He promised that the PTI will continue raising its voice against terrorist organisations that were trying to create a conflict through sectarian killings.
Over 300 Shias have been killed in the ongoing sectarian strife across the country this year alone.
Recently, during an inter-faith conference, Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s chief Altaf Hussain had warned that sectarianism might break the country into pieces.