Karachi violence: Implementation reports rejected by Supreme Court

Summons police, Rangers’ chiefs, top bureaucrat today.


Naeem Sahoutara October 23, 2012

KARACHI:


Dissatisfied with the Sindh administration’s effort to control law and order and expressing annoyance over non-implementation of its year-old recommendations, an irate Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday summoned top government and security officials.


Those ordered to appear in court today (Wednesday) include the Sindh chief secretary, the provincial police chief and the director-general Rangers.

A five-member bench, headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, heard what the officials had to say about how they had acted on the SC’s recommendations.

Sindh Advocate-General (AG) Abdul Fattah Malik submitted a report from Sindh’s police chief, Fayyaz Leghari, claiming that the situation had improved remarkably. It claimed they had tracked down nearly 168 suspected target killers, and that a large number of illegal arms had been seized.

A change of government was the excuse the AG gave when answering whether the administration had been able to alter the boundaries of Karachi’s administrative units.

Major Ashfaq from the Pakistan Rangers (Sindh), submitted a report on what they had done with the police force to eliminate no-go areas, which, he said, don’t exist anymore as far as the entry of law-enforcers was concerned.


Published in The Express Tribune, October 24th, 2012.

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