Karachi blast: Chief Justice takes suo motu notice

Published: March 4, 2013
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Flats in Iqra City and Rabia Flower apartments burn as the powerful blast struck Abbas Town. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Flats in Iqra City and Rabia Flower apartments burn as the powerful blast struck Abbas Town. PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammed Chaudhry took suo motu action, on Monday, against the Abbas Town blasts that killed 50 people on Sunday.

The CJP issued notices to the Inspector General (IG) Sindh Fayyaz Ahmed Leghari and the advocate general to submit a comprehensive report regarding the attack by March 6.

Earlier, Leghari said that the blast was so intense that it had an impact radius of about 700 metres.

“About 200 flats have been affected by the explosion,” he said.

Sindh Governor Ishratul Ebad also constituted an investigation team, headed by IG Fayyaz Leghari, to probe the incident.

Leghari said that one suspect had already been detained in connection with the blast.

The hearing of the case will take place in the Supreme Court’s Karachi registry.

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Reader Comments (17)

  • SALEEM TAHIR
    Mar 4, 2013 - 6:46PM

    Suo moto actions,taking notice by the authorities and FIRs have not produced any results,never will,till this cancer is eradicated with an iron hand and the culprits are elliminated from the society.Stop fooling the nation and stop futile exercises.
    We have heard it all many times and carnage still goes on.

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  • Abbas
    Mar 4, 2013 - 7:05PM

    This step would help to uphold the justice..
    But mere suo motu might not work. It must aim in broader context to eradicate the cause of the trouble i.e terrorism.Recommend

  • Iftikhar Khan
    Mar 4, 2013 - 7:21PM

    He should spend his time in setting up expedited hearings for the suspects that are arrested. And don’t rest until he is presented with the right suspect with the right case. During London riots couple of years ago, courts set up expedited hearings worked overtime, canceled all holidays until the justice was dispensed swiftly and effectively. Even though the severity of riots was not even 1% of the barbarity that has been perpetrated in our unfortunate country.

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Mar 4, 2013 - 7:47PM

    Its a useless exercise just to get headlines in media.

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  • sali
    Mar 4, 2013 - 8:09PM

    its really funny when we hear operation against banned groups. if they are banned why should they operate in the first place. second, suo moto action should be taken against those members of the parliament who support these groups. there are hard evidence against them. its waste of time if u do not sever the roots which give nourishments to this menace. Its our duty to be patient in this dreadful time and we should say what is in the best interest of pakistan but there is no doubt that only Allah can help us get out of this mess

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  • Shoaib
    Mar 4, 2013 - 9:04PM

    what about earlier sou moto about Quetta killings?

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  • Mar 4, 2013 - 9:17PM

    Everybody playing their own dramas. No action to remove hate books and lessons – No action against hate mongers – no convictions against day time murderers. No action against inefficient and coward security forces – No action against collaborators of criminals – No action against the lawyers who showered rose petals on the murderer. What is required is ‘IDENTIFY AND ELIMINATE’ the criminal gangs and religious beasts. Now the question is whether the Judiciary or the Executive have the guts and willingness to do it.

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  • CJ
    Mar 4, 2013 - 9:31PM

    IT doesn’t matter if CJ takes Suo Motu?

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  • Insaan
    Mar 4, 2013 - 10:21PM

    Terrorising minorities is done for force them to convert or leave the area. Even educated Sunnis have been brain washed into believing that Shias and Ahmadis are not Muslims.

    Mass slaughters were used to push Hindus and Sikhs out of Pakistan at the time of partition.

    Same thing happened when Muslim invaders converted Hindus into Islam.

    History is repeating itself only swords have been replaced by bombs.

    Milllions of Pakistanis need to get out one day and destroy offices of terrorist organizations, beat up their members and leaders.

    Terrorists have become powerful, people are afraid to say anything as individual’s.

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  • Mar 4, 2013 - 10:59PM

    Pakistanis are themsevles the biggest enemies of the country. Everyday Pakistan is bleeding and it now it’s rating is worst than Somalia.

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  • LuvPak
    Mar 4, 2013 - 11:04PM

    @SALEEM TAHIR:
    “IRON HAND” you asked for can only kill or strap a person but can not change the mind of the schemers behind such atrocities. We need heavy contingencies of people with IRON WILL, FINE MIND & SELFLESS ambitions instead to come up with the keys to unlock their Schemes, to unlock-the-code, enter-in-their-mind and find the solution by addressing all the problems. Believe me you will be shocked to see who & who, and how many are involved in so many ways that you will stop trusting even your own shadow.

    For an Ambitious Novice: Spread the word of peace and tolerance with the same intensity as the anti-tolerance factor is, where ever and whenever you see it stand-up and raise your voice against violence in all shape and form.
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  • Waseem
    Mar 4, 2013 - 11:09PM

    nothing else is working. govt. failed agin and again and again.
    its time to use all force against culprits. let pak militry rule and use the power against all these thugs.

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Mar 4, 2013 - 11:19PM

    C.J. Sahib,

    You have taken many Suo Muto Notices on different issues but the bottom line is that still the target killings, suicide bombings, extortion of money, kidnapping of young girls and school children from Karachi, mobile snatching is going on and increasing day by day.

    What is the use of taking such Suo Motu Notices, when the crimes in Karachi, instead of decreasing, they are increasing day by day.

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  • HRK
    Mar 4, 2013 - 11:58PM

    @LuvPak: Lovely comment! If we had some more sane minds like yours, Pakistan would be a much better place to be at!

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  • cautious
    Mar 5, 2013 - 12:15AM

    Perhaps he should spend less time on press conferences and declaring suo moto’s and more time on fixing Pakistan’s broken judiciary system. Let the voters fix the broken executive branch.

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  • Raju
    Mar 5, 2013 - 12:20AM

    Unfortunately there are 3 decision makers in pakistan.
    1. Zardari
    2. Kayani
    3. Talibani
    The 3rd one getting more and more strength and may be next afghanistan

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  • Pakistani
    Mar 5, 2013 - 12:38AM

    In Musharaf Era , Army used to deal with such kind of acts , but now Army and intelligence seems to have turn blind fold towards nation security

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