Lawyers killings: SHC seeks home dept’s reply over delays in executions

Justice Ghulam Sarwar Korai directed the department to file comments by August 6.


Our Correspondent July 23, 2013
The issue of targeted killings and delays in execution of death convicts - who number around 130 in the province - was taken up in the court by the Sindh High Court Bar Association. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

KARACHI:


The Sindh High Court, once again, directed the provincial home department to file comments on the delays in execution of convicts on death row and the measures taken to curb the ongoing targeted killings of lawyers in the province.


Justice Ghulam Sarwar Korai, who headed the bench, directed the department to file comments by August 6. The issue of targeted killings and delays in execution of death convicts - who number around 130 in the province - was taken up in the court by the Sindh High Court Bar Association.

Mustafa Lakhani, the association’s president, stated that the law and order situation in Karachi was deteriorating and the lives as well as properties of citizens, including lawyers, were not safe.

“Since 2007, over 40 lawyers have been assassinated in Karachi,” he said, adding that law enforcers had failed to restore peace in the city.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 24th, 2013.

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