Karachi suo motu: CJ says civilian govt should perform better than dictatorship

Attorney General says situation in Karachi improved after chief justice took suo motu notice.

Express September 13, 2011

KARACHI: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Tuesday said the civilian government should perform better than a dictatorship, as the Supreme Court resumed the Karachi violence suo motu hearing.

Speaking during the hearing, the chief justice said that the time to take action had come.

Earlier today, Attorney General Maulvi Anwarul Haq informed the court that the situation in the city had improved after the chief justice had taken suo motu notice.

He asserted that the army was not needed in the province and said that only the federal and provincial governments could call the armed forces in Karachi if it was needed.

The attorney general admitted that the police had not taken action against terrorists.

Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, a member of the bench, also criticised the government for its failure to curb bloodshed in Katti Pahari.

During the previous hearing, the Inspector General of Police (IG) Sindh Wajid Ali Durrani had confessed that an incomplete FIR had led to exoneration of alleged attackers.

The bench had earlier ripped apart the Sindh police’s handling of the investigations into the massacre in the metropolis, where over 400 people died in three months.


hasan | 10 years ago | Reply Pakistani's are entitled to competent, honest and sincere representation; something they are currently not receiving. Until Pakistanis opening express their deep concern at the widespread corruption practiced by our politicians and their obvious inability to perform their duties nothing can or will change.
Mirza | 10 years ago | Reply

Here is a note of caution for all those who hate democracy and are gleeful at the thought of army coming to power. If army comes to power, it is not going to be like Mush’s rule all over again where he used some political parties according to his political needs and ambitions. This time it would be a ruthless action against all militant and regional political parties. Their specific targets would be regional and nationalist parties which are already labeled by some quarters and agencies as terrorists. This includes but not limited to Baloch nationalists. As we say here “you might get what you wished for!”

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