SC: Balochistan law and order situation is currently displeasing


QUETTA: The Supreme Court (SC) resumed hearing of the Balochistan law and order case on Wednesday where the court expressed dissatisfaction over the prevalent situation.

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was hearing the case at Quetta Registry. During today’s proceedings, the bench showed an unresponsive attitude with the current security situation while the Chief Justice said that police has to ensure implementation of law.

CCPO Quetta told that 19 cases of kidnapping for ransom cases were reported this year while 90 % of the criminal groups were eliminated expect one.

Senior lawyer Ayaz Zahoor apprised the bench that Dr Munaf Tareen was abducted from Pishin bus stop but no action was taken. On this, the CJ inquired from the CCPO Quetta about the progress on recovering the abducted doctor.

Replying to the CJ, CCPO Quetta told that police is busy in protecting the lives of the people. He further told that the city has been insulated off to recover Dr Munaf. After the incident, SP Bashir Barohi was at a checkpoint when culprits opened fire on him.

The CJ remarked that police has to discharge its duty in the best possible manner and as soon as the kidnapping incident was reported, they should have kicked off the efforts for recovery.

Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry restated the incident of kidnapping of the Chinese workers in the former chief secretary’s tenure, and told that he brought back the foreign workers after three days.

He then remarked that cars without any number plate are on roads while culprits get weapons from the border areas and return without any hassle. The CJ then instructed the home secretary Balochistan to prepare a list of smuggled weapons in Balochistan.

The home secretary informed the bench that they have prepared an exclusive scrutiny system. The CJ asked the home secretary to provide a policy.

Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said that the federal government is occupied in Karachi, however, the court wants to solve the Balochistan issue at local level. He showed his anger over the absence of records and questioned about the government’s writ.

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