Yousuf Goth, Sohrab Goth and a rejected blue print to end drug and weapons smuggling

Published: October 31, 2013
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File photo of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. PHOTO: RIAZ AHMED/EXPRESS

File photo of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. PHOTO: RIAZ AHMED/EXPRESS

KARACHI: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry rejected the blue print presented by the Attorney General regarding illegal weapon and drug smuggling during a hearing of the Karachi law and order case at the Supreme Court Karachi Registry, Express News reported on Thursday.

The chief justice said “not a single word in the blue print states what action will be taken regarding the smuggling taking place in the city.”

Chief Justice Chaudhry also pointed out that the reports submitted by the Customs and Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) had skipped over any mention of the troubled Yousuf Goth and Sohrab Goth areas.

“Even the Lieutenant General of the army is scared to write the name of Yousuf Goth,” he remarked, adding that it seemed, “no one wants to work. Anyone who does not want to work should be removed from duty. Why are they harming this country?”

“No report has been presented in front of the court regarding the weapons that came in 1994,” he added.

Chairman Federal Board of Revenue, ANF Director General (DG), DG Intelligence Customs are still in court giving their views regarding the illegal weapon and drug smuggling.

On October 30, Chief Justice Chaudhry had stated that the police, Coast Guard, ANF and customs are involved in drug smuggling during a hearing of the Karachi law and order case at Supreme Court Karachi Registry.

“Everyone is a mafia. They are only involved in making money,” he had added.

He had further stated that no one cares about Karachi and its general public.

The Supreme Court on October 29 had rebuked the federal government for not taking steps to control the smuggling of arms, ammunition, drugs as well as tax evasions on imports.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • AliKuliKhan
    Oct 31, 2013 - 12:09PM

    Who will decide if CJP is working or not and if he should be removed. A better idea is to appoint the CJP as IG Sindh..

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  • Sidster
    Oct 31, 2013 - 12:30PM

    @AliKuliKhan: You should not be say a word, because what CJP stated us right. View from outside is that no one in Pakistan is working professionally or honestly. It feels like everyone is working to destroy the only country that represent you as it’s Citizen.

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  • Mubashir
    Oct 31, 2013 - 1:05PM

    @AliKuliKhan: Why only IG Sindh, he should be appointed chairman NEPRA, Chairman privaitization commision of Pakistan, Chairman NAB, DG Rangers and what not!! What he should not be appointed is as CJP as he hasnt done anything for lower courts.

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  • Muneer
    Oct 31, 2013 - 1:22PM

    @AliKuliKhan:
    In addition he should also be appointed Chairman FBR, Director General ANF and Coast Guard and lastly but not the least DG Intelligence Customs.

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  • Muneer
    Oct 31, 2013 - 1:26PM

    @Sidster:
    Or the CJP is working to destroy every ‘Institution’, of the country.

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  • AliKuliKhan
    Oct 31, 2013 - 2:54PM

    sidster – sorry, you have been outnumbered. But respect your views.

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  • Sultan Khan
    Oct 31, 2013 - 4:12PM

    This PCO CJ is bent upon availing every opportunity to malign and degrade the officers of the Pakistan Army. Only yesterday he asked the defense secretary who is also a retired Lt.General to be indicted for not holding elections in Cantonement Boards whereas he kept a mum during the last five years and did not hold any president, prime minister or chief ministers for not holding local bodies elections. If as per his version if the Lt.General of the Pakistan Army is scared i.e. a coward then what to speak of the jawans; they are scared as such are all cowards. The only brave man in Pakistan is your son who was not scared of any body and cheated bravely and blatantly. Recommend

  • Tanveer
    Oct 31, 2013 - 5:35PM

    What has CJP done for the country? Can anyone mention a couple of his verdicts that have served the cause of Pakistan… He has been hearing Karachi Unrest Case since 2011 and what is the out come? He goes to Quetta to hear the Balochistan Case? He was hearing Memogate.. what happened?

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  • Pakistani
    Oct 31, 2013 - 5:35PM

    I would say Chief Justice should also investigate the news about torture done by rangers and take necessary actions if the news is correct

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  • ali ahmed
    Oct 31, 2013 - 6:51PM

    @Sultan Khan..all anti smuggling squad are manned by Army…who ever posted as in charge of FC Baluchistan…it is gold mine for him…

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  • Ishrat salim
    Nov 1, 2013 - 1:04AM

    With due respect to all commenters….look into what CJ is saying with critical eyes….he is right….it seem only the superior judiciary is playing its part and Karachi law and order case is a classic example….who had given its verdict in 2011 wherein CJ and the bench had pointed problems given solutions, but no serious step was taken by the govt….the same action has been taken in 2013….after loosing so many precious lives…..so what the CH is talking about is no rocket science……think guys with an open mind….please.

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