Karachi suo motu case: SC expresses satisfaction over police findings

The report says that police have arrested 88 target killers.


Express September 29, 2011

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court expressed satisfaction over the reports submitted by the police regarding target killing and extortion in Karachi, Express 24/7 reported on Thursday.

Sindh AIG Saud Mirza submitted his report before the divisional bench. The bench comprised of Justice Anwer Zaheer Jamali and Justice Sarmad Jalal Usmani.

The report said that police have arrested 88 target killers and challans of 60 percent cases of extortion and target killing were submitted in trial courts.

Justice Jamali expressed satisfaction over the performance of the police.

He directed police officials to submit their reports in the office of the Assistant Registrar till the final verdict of the suo motu case.

The apex court directed the Sindh Prosecutor General to appear before the court tomorrow and explain why prosecutors were being hired on contracts.

As reported earlier, ethnic and politically linked violence had killed 800 people in Karachi so far this year, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan said.

The HRCP  said that 490 people were killed in the first six months of the year and another 300 people died in July.

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