KARACHI: The Supreme Court will hear a suo motu case regarding the violence in Karachi from Monday. The federal and provincial authorities have been notified by the court. The first hearing was held in Islamabad. The court has decided to hold the rest of the hearings in Karachi because easy access to records and has acquired video footage aired by different television channels of the violence. Security will be increased and the Karachi Registry of the Apex Court will issue attendence passes for the hearing. Journalists will also require a security pass to cover the proceedings. Although the trial is open to public, the number of people will be limited to the availability of space in the court room.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 29th, 2011.
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Supreme court and Chief Justice Iftiqar should have the COURAGE to take take suo-moto notice of Dr Zulfiqar Mirza's statements on who is responsible for the murders as he says he has proof. If Supreme court does not do this it is playing games too.