KARACHI: Residents of Karachi’s DHA Phase VIII have gone to court to have a police station removed from the neighbourhood because of security fears.
Darakhshan police station is located in the middle of eight schools and near the residence of CID SSP Chaudhry Aslam on 32nd street.
(Read: After bombing, parents, teachers sign petition for stricter checks in school neighbourhood)
Aslam’s house was attacked by a bomb in September, causing massive destruction to the street and beyond. It went off shortly before school time as a result of which hundreds of parents rose up in protest.
The application was filed by Rizwan Shakoor and dozens of other residents who addressed the chief justice of Pakistan, the chief justice of the Sindh High Court and chief minister, the top judicial and government brass.
The application argues that they want the police station relocated in order to protect thousands of children at these schools.
On Tuesday, the court summoned the inspector general of police, the home secretary, and advocate general of Sindh and deputy attorney general of Pakistan for November 2.
Sindh High Court Chief Justice Mushir Alam converted their September 19 application into a constitutional petition on September 30.