SC seeks Lal Masjid case facts by May 24

Published: May 15, 2012
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Deputy attorney general requests bench to grant him time to go through police records to assist court in proper way. ILLUSTRATION: ANAM HALEEM

Deputy attorney general requests bench to grant him time to go through police records to assist court in proper way. ILLUSTRATION: ANAM HALEEM

ISLAMABAD: 

The Supreme Court on Monday expressing displeasure with deputy attorney general’s response to its questions on Lal Masjid incident, ordered him to come prepared on May 24 to assist it with facts and records.

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry resumed hearing of a number of identical petitions over Lal Masjid case. The deputy attorney general requested the bench to grant him time to go through police records to assist the court in a proper way.

The bench, after conducting proceedings for more than an hour, expressed its concern that lack of his assistance had wasted time. The bench questioned the police authorities and the DAG to apprise it about the record of any registered complaint prior to the launch of Lal Masjid Operation on July 3, 2007.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 15th, 2012.

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  • ashar
    May 15, 2012 - 1:34PM

    The verdict has already been given on the massacre of innocent people at Lal Masjid, however withheld till the Day of Judgement.

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  • A J Khan
    May 15, 2012 - 1:39PM

    According to national and international laws, security forces have the monopoly on the legitimate use of physical force, however what we are seeing in Pakistan is that the courts have started recognizing the status of the terror organizations to maintain weapons which give them the power to challenge the state authority and impose their will on the people through use of force and intimidation.
    This attitude will surely expedite our journey to failed state. The case of Lal Masjid all about this. The courts are closing eyes on the type of weapons that were used by the terrorists and the casualties suffered by the Law enforcing agencies in a battle that lasted for days.
    Apparently the case is suffering from attitude polarization and confirmation bias otherwise who would honored a terrorist.

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  • A J Khan
    May 15, 2012 - 1:41PM

    According to national and international laws, security forces have the monopoly on the legitimate use of physical force, however what we are seeing in Pakistan is that the courts have started recognizing the status of the terror organizations to maintain weapons which give them the power to challenge the state authority and impose their will on the people.
    This attitude will surely expedite our journey to failed state.
    The case of Lal Masjid all about this. The courts are closing eyes on the type of weapons that were used by the terrorists and the casualties suffered by the Law enforcing agencies in a battle that lasted for days.
    Apparently the case is suffering from attitude polarization and confirmation bias otherwise who would honored a terrorist.Recommend

  • A J Khan
    May 15, 2012 - 1:42PM

    According to national and international laws, security forces have the monopoly on the legitimate use of physical force, however what we are seeing in Pakistan is that the courts have started recognizing the status of the terror organizations to maintain weapons which give them the power to challenge the state authority and impose their will on the people.
    This attitude will surely expedite our journey to failed state.
    The case of Lal Masjid all about this. The courts are closing eyes on the type of weapons that were used by the terrorists and the casualties suffered by the Law enforcing agencies in a battle that lasted for days.
    Apparently the case is suffering from attitude polarization and confirmation bias otherwise who would honored a terrorist.

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  • DevilHunterX
    May 15, 2012 - 3:19PM

    Innocent people in Lal Masjid? Since when?

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  • Mirza
    May 15, 2012 - 6:58PM

    Only the rightwing extremists deserve time and attention from the PCO SC. Taseer is killed and his son kidnapped. They would never get a single day in SC just like BB’s murder in which (two attempts) hundreds of innocent people were killed. However, they were not extremists and do not deserve any attention. Now terrorist left behind, release them all!

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  • Uza Syed
    May 15, 2012 - 7:25PM

    It can’t get crazier than this!

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  • Ali
    May 21, 2012 - 10:30AM

    Using all force in a bid to bring Musharraf here to victimize him,
    while the Justice department daily release terrorists who victimize Muslims around Pakistan!
    Shame on Pakistani government and officials

    @ ashar
    innocent people inside Terrorist hold? You serious? You sane? You even human?
    At least stand for honourable people. those who do not try to escape in Burqas

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  • Rehana
    May 24, 2012 - 7:06PM

    Impossible to understand why the SC is so worried about these fanatics and was SC sleeping when the episode of the Lal Mosque took place? Who says they had no weapons!We the ordinary people of Pakistan could see the display of weopans on the tv but the learned judges need more evidence.they are not satisfied and always released all these extreme elements but there is no justice for ordinary people or women who suffer in the hands of men like Mukhtaran Mai!!Sad state of our couts and our Lawyers who can slap the judges,beat the journalists and the police and no suo moto notice taken on that!!!!

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