Abbas Town suo motu case: 'Sindh government has completely failed'

SC larger bench resumed case hearing today in Karachi.


Web Desk March 08, 2013
Residents gather in front of a damaged building after a bomb blast in a residential area in Karachi. PHOTO: REUTERS

KARACHI: The Sindh government has completely failed, commented Justice Jawwad S Khawaja while hearing the Abbas Town suo motu case, Express News reported on Friday.

Around 50 people were killed and over 150 sustained injuries in a blast near Shia-dominated residential apartments in Karachi’s Abbas Town on March 3.

A larger bench, comprising Justice Khawaja, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain, Justice Amir Hani Muslim and Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, resumed the case proceedings on Friday under the supervision of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammed Chaudhry. The larger bench had been formed on Thursday.

In earlier hearings, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah had ‘surrendered’ the Sindh inspector general of police, Fayyaz Leghari, and deputy inspector general East, Aleem Jafri, over the Abbas Town bomb blast.

The judges had also ordered the Sindh government to suspend three officers, SSP Malir Rao Anwar Ahmed, DSP Sohrab Goth Qamar Ahmed and Sachal police SHO Azhar Iqbal, for their “criminal negligence and poor response” after the blast.

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