Karachi unrest case: 23,000 criminals are on the loose, says judge

Govt should place advertisements in newspapers telling people to leave homes at their own risk, says Justice Arif.


Web Desk February 06, 2013
Police report says incidents of targeted killings increased in the city after the court passed an interim order in the case. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ FILE

KARACHI: A police report stated that 23,000 criminals are on the loose in Karachi, said Justice Jawwad S Khwaja while hearing the Karachi unrest case on Wednesday, reported Express News.

The case was being heard at Supreme Court Karachi registry by a four-member bench headed by Justice Khwaja. The judge expressed concern over how free elections can take place in the current security situation.

Justice Khwaja asked the advocate general about who is responsible for handling the security situation and why is nothing being done about the rising crime. The additional IG Sindh informed the bench that the police have arrested more than 2,300 criminals in Karachi.

The judge quoted a police report stating that incidents of targeted killings increased in the city after the court passed an interim order in the case.

Assuming that the administration is not interested in arresting criminals, Justice Khilji Arif said that if the government cannot provide security then it should place advertisements in newspapers telling people to leave their homes at their own risk.

The court ordered authorities to submit a report on the implementation of court orders on Thursday.

COMMENTS (6)

Bharat | 8 years ago | Reply

Its sad that with an Army that is the fifth largest in the world,Pakistan is not able to reign in the terrorists.

Things are slipping out of hand day by day,Pakistan needs to take aggressive action against all the terrorists

gal | 8 years ago | Reply

People will suffer and more suffer

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