The inspector general of police and the director-general of the Rangers need to be removed as they have not been able to do anything about the violence in Karachi, argued a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in the Sindh High Court on Monday.
Rana Faizul Hasan of the United Human Rights Commission (not to be confused with the HRCP) told the Sindh High Court that he was requesting a hearing on an urgent basis as so far in three months in 2012, 423 people have been targeted.
The police have not solved a single murder and even though the Rangers were given policing powers they have also failed to rein in the violence, he said.
According to the constitution, the state apparatus has to protect the life and property of its citizens, he submitted to the court.
Justice Maqbool Baqar and Justice Shafi Siddiqui issued notices to the advocate general of Sindh and other offices named in the petition for April 18.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 3rd, 2012.
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