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.
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