ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday ordered that the culprits behind the murder of MPA Mir Balochistan Bakhtiar Domki’s wife and daughter be arrested by February 10.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry had taken a suo motu notice of the killings on Sunday.
The court termed the case as “one of the most sensitive cases in the country”.
Hearing a petition filed earlier to the court by the Balochistan High Court Bar during the same hearing, the court told Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Military Intelligence (MI) to submit a comprehensive report about the security situation of the province within the given deadline.
The court demanded that the ISI and MI that the report should not only entail the findings of the missing persons' case and incidents of target killing.
Chaudhry also ordered Inspector General of Police (IG) Sindh Mushtaq Shah to appear in person during the next hearing.
IG Shah told the court that the investigations are underway and said that the police feared that personal enmity could be behind the incident.
The chief justice remarked that the killings cannot be the result of an enmity.
Shah also said that the family members were not giving any statement on the incident and that the only survivor of the attack – the maid – has refused to record her statement.
The Supreme Court told IG Shah that it was the duty of the agencies to determine the cause of the attack.
IG Shah told the court that President Asif Ali Zardari phoned him twice to ask about the progress of the case.
The chief justice expressed dissatisfaction over the progress of the investigations.
Attorney General Maulvi Anwarul Haq prayed to the court that an extension should be given in the case, on which the court said that the investigations should have been compiled “within 24 hours”, given the sensitivity of the case.
The chief justice remarked that the ISI and MI should work together in order to bring out the people responsible for the attack. CJ Chaudhry also said that the case has its “repercussions” as seen by a three-day shutter-down strike throughout Balochistan.
During the hearing, Chief Justice Chaudhry said that the court was concerned about the law and order situation in Balochistan.
Justice Khilji Arif Hussain remarked that Balochistan is the “soul of Pakistan” and that Pakistan could not afford to lose it.
Domki’s wife, daughter and driver were gunned down early morning on January 31 near the Gizri Bridge in Clifton.
The victims were travelling in their black Toyota Mark II car (ANR-353) when the killers reportedly intercepted them and shot them dead at point-blank range.
The deceased were also related to Baloch Republican Party (BRP) chief Baramdagh Bugti.
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