Quetta bombing: Operation should have been conducted against LeJ, says CJ

Published: February 19, 2013

File photo of Supreme Court. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry remarked that an operation cleanup should have been conducted against the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), while hearing the Quetta bombing case on Tuesday, reported Express News.

The chief justice said that it is incomprehensible how the incident took place in the presence of the Frontier Corps.

The chief justice maintained that the intelligence agencies have failed in providing security information. He further questioned why LeJ members have not been arrested yet.

The Supreme Court had taken a suo motu notice of the incident on Monday and had issued notices to Balochistan Advocate General, Muhammad Abdullah Khan Kakar and the  Attorney General of Pakistan.

On Sunday, more than 80 people were killed in a bomb blast at a busy market in Quetta, most of them belonging to the Hazara Shia community. Banned terror outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi had claimed responsibility for the blast.

Reader Comments (21)

  • Zaki Shah
    Feb 19, 2013 - 11:45AM

    Chief Justice
    Please take strict and severe action against the cuplrits

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  • Bravo
    Feb 19, 2013 - 11:46AM

    Finally raises voice against the failure of security establishment. Everybody knows Balochistan is under de-facto army rule for the last 10 years

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  • Karim
    Feb 19, 2013 - 11:48AM

    Incidents do occur in every part of the world. However, the actual challenge is to catch the criminals and bring them to the system of justice and award punishment accordingly. so that nobody dares to repeat the same again.

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  • PK
    Feb 19, 2013 - 11:48AM

    suo motu notice after second bomb blast ?? is that just sufficient ??

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  • Aschraful Makhlooq
    Feb 19, 2013 - 11:56AM

    This is PPP’s government’s definite failure that when Supreme Court takes suo moto notice then PPP’s leaders take action?Why any action can’t be taken by PPP’s government before and without Supreme Court’s suo moto notice?????

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  • sabi
    Feb 19, 2013 - 11:58AM

    First he fired TQ out of sc and now suo-moto against terorists.Is it the begining of the end of lashkars?

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  • Analyzer
    Feb 19, 2013 - 12:56PM

    Very tricky situation for the CJ, as he cannot possibly take action against political allies of PML-N. And remember that it was the Supreme Court that had set Malik Ishaq free.

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  • Own Muhamad
    Feb 19, 2013 - 12:59PM

    you should took action when last incident was happened but now its time to take some serious actions against these sort of band outfits.

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  • A J Khan
    Feb 19, 2013 - 1:04PM

    Last time he was furious for arresting people. So what are the final orders please.

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  • RQ
    Feb 19, 2013 - 1:08PM

    when some hindu get accidently killed in Pak its headline on ET and when CJ took notice of long awaited matter, its not headline on ET. you have to find it under other headings. what a pain and HYPOCRITE JOURNALISM AT ITS BEST

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  • Lord
    Feb 19, 2013 - 1:20PM

    I am not optimistic about this . Lets see . Hopefully he will bring establishment into action like he did in Shahzaib’s case.

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  • Feb 19, 2013 - 1:32PM

    Better late than never..

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  • Mj
    Feb 19, 2013 - 1:41PM

    Who released Malik Ishaq from prison, if not the brave and independent court?

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  • Haider Abbas
    Feb 19, 2013 - 1:56PM

    Chief Justice,
    It is your first step towards justice please take strict action..

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  • Feroz
    Feb 19, 2013 - 2:20PM

    CJ of Pakistan must explain to citizens why LEJ leaders were released by the Judiciary after they were apprehended in the past. It was the Judiciary that released them, so CJ must stop playing to the gallery and start doing his job. People are not so dumb as to be taken in by posturing and arguments of convenience.

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  • Lahori
    Feb 19, 2013 - 2:45PM

    CJ also took a suo moto notice of target killings in Karachi and stated that all political parties in Karachi had militant wings…however nothing happened…nohing will happen this time as well…so as Dr. Hoodbhoy once said “Lets be proudly beghairat”

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  • Akhtar hussain
    Feb 19, 2013 - 3:28PM

    Well i noticed people beefing about late action by cheaf justice although it was a bit late yet it was not late that is being condemed by few, infact it was due and on high time and needed to be appritiated that suo moto was taken against the barbaric act on hazara community

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  • Feb 19, 2013 - 3:41PM

    I bet no terrorist will be prosecuted finally and hanged. This is all an eyewash by the army and judiciary.

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  • sattar rind
    Feb 19, 2013 - 3:42PM

    nothing is going to happen. Cj could do nothing… no one can do unless army not taking action.

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  • MM
    Feb 19, 2013 - 7:53PM

    Because when you release Lal Masjid terrorists and sympathise with them, the security agencies get discouraged to deal with this menace with an iron hand.

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