Situation in Balochistan worsening: Chief justice

Published: July 17, 2013
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CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry. PHOTO: FILE

CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Despite a new government in place, the situation in Balochistan has turned worse, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on Wednesday.

The chief justice made this comment while hearing the Balochistan law and order case.

Then apex court bench observed that the former government failed to protect the people of the province and everyone hoped the new government will change things for better, however, the situation has not improved.

The chief justice further lamented zero progress in the missing persons’ case.

Commenting on the sectarian violence in the province, Chief Justice Chaudhry said only one community is being targeted by the extremists.

He added that the militants are strengthening because of the government’s soft stance.

Chief secretary Balochistan – who appeared before the court today – admitted that the situation in Balochistan has turned worse but assured that the police were more active than before and have been raiding and arresting suspects.

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  • Baba Ji
    Jul 17, 2013 - 2:34PM

    “Situation in Balochistan worsening: Chief justice”- ….. Wow … some news !!!!!

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  • usman
    Jul 17, 2013 - 2:44PM

    Thanks for the comment :-)

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  • Uza Syed
    Jul 17, 2013 - 2:45PM

    Wow! Some news! When is the next suo moto and who all must be charged with gross negligence and be indicted? Come on, Chaudhry Saab let the government do what it is trying hard to, your comments and observations have no value to add and are simply an encroahment of Executive power and one suspects your ambition to mingle in things political and pursuit of populism.

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  • abid
    Jul 17, 2013 - 2:54PM

    for god sake i am tired of this cheif justice. Plz do me a favour and somebody please take resignation from this Cheif justice aka royal majesty.

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  • A J Khan
    Jul 17, 2013 - 2:57PM

    You are the King of Pakistan for last seven Years. Do it. No one has stopped you.

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  • lalai
    Jul 17, 2013 - 3:00PM

    Chief Justice Chaudhry said only one community is being targeted by the extremists. and then there is complete silence onward.

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  • Noble Tufail
    Jul 17, 2013 - 3:09PM

    O thanks Justice Chaudhry for breaking the news .. i didn”t know that.

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  • Aysha M
    Jul 17, 2013 - 3:26PM

    How old is he?

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  • Turbo
    Jul 17, 2013 - 3:36PM

    visiting china is more important for PM Nawaz and ‘family’ instead of Balochistan!

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  • M. A. Changezi
    Jul 17, 2013 - 3:39PM

    BlockquoteChief secretary Balochistan – who appeared before the court today – admitted that the situation in Balochistan has turned worse but assured that the police were more active than before and have been raiding and arresting suspects.

    Raiding and arresting suspects? Please tell us the names or at least point us to the news where we can read that you have arrested someone for killing Hazaras.

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  • Jul 17, 2013 - 3:39PM

    Instead of actually passing a judgement that would permit operation in such regions (with the consent of parliament), the head of judiciary is only courteous enough to comment and repeat what every commoner of Balochistan and Pakistan is repeating since years.

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  • Parvez
    Jul 17, 2013 - 4:10PM

    Situation in Baluchistan may be worsening…………but situation of justice for all to be depensed without fear is but a dream.

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  • csmann
    Jul 17, 2013 - 4:11PM

    Wont be of no use performing an autopsy on dead Pakistan.Act while it is sick but living still.

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  • pak patriot
    Jul 17, 2013 - 5:05PM

    Good Morning Sir!

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  • Amir
    Jul 17, 2013 - 5:12PM

    missing person, missing person, missing person

    what happened to those BLA, TTP terrorists caught red handed and passed on to you and you still don’t see any evidence against them ?

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  • balo
    Jul 17, 2013 - 5:30PM

    Why Pakistan intervening with Balochistan? Baloch people are more capable than Pakistan.

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  • Alikulikhan
    Jul 17, 2013 - 5:39PM

    Do the judges of the so called apex court read these comments. They must be really thick skinned to carry on with their cheap popularity stunts.

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  • Saad
    Jul 17, 2013 - 6:03PM

    @balo:
    Because Balochistan IS Pakistan

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  • sindi
    Jul 17, 2013 - 6:37PM

    Brother only freedom from army rule in Balochistan will resolve missing people issue.

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  • smilyface
    Jul 17, 2013 - 6:42PM

    Where is the joke in this, why is he smiling?

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  • asim
    Jul 17, 2013 - 6:49PM

    And Pakistan is drowning because of your misleading decisions

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  • Ashraf
    Jul 17, 2013 - 7:09PM

    And you continue releasing criminals.

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  • ;-)chief
    Jul 17, 2013 - 7:20PM

    Well said my Friend….!!!

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  • asim
    Jul 17, 2013 - 7:47PM

    Allâh will judge between you on the Day of Resurrection about that wherein you used to differ.” Sura Al-Hajj:59 (22:59)

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  • Mj
    Jul 17, 2013 - 7:52PM

    Justice Obvious

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  • A J Khan
    Jul 17, 2013 - 9:38PM

    iftikhar Ch is confused. He on one hand wants to support and release terrorists and defame the armed forces of Pakistan and on the other hand wants them to arrest terrorists and restore peace.
    Such confusion at the policy level is the major reason for all the confusion and inconclusive policy and action

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  • saeed
    Jul 17, 2013 - 10:09PM

    I think, the campaign to give him extention has started.

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  • MJ
    Jul 17, 2013 - 11:32PM

    Why single out Balochistan? Where in Pakistan is the situation improving? And what has this CJ done to punish any criminal who was involved in terrorism?

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  • Unca Jim
    Sep 5, 2013 - 9:02PM

    look at it now, and look back then, its not they it is “them!”

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