CJP displeased over arms and drugs smuggling in Karachi

KARACHI: The Supreme Court of Pakistan heard Karachi law and-order suo motu implementation case for the second and expressed displeasure over authorities’ failure to curb smuggling of arms and drugs for coastal areas of Pakistan, media reported.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, comprising Justice Jawad S.Khawaja and Justice Gulzar resumed the hearing at Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry.

Representatives of the Pakistan Coast Guard (PCG) and the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) turned up in today’s proceeding and apprised the court of steps taken to halt the smuggling of heroin and weapons into Karachi.

The PCG personnel, comprising active-duty members of Pakistan Army, are mandated with protecting the coastal areas of Balochistan and Sindh. The PCG is headquartered in Karachi.

The PMSA is tasked with maintaining maritime law enforcement in national and international waters.

The CJP expressed his displeasure over the performance of PCG and PMSA, and said in his remarks that “infiltration of illegal arms and drugs in Karachi is nothing but failure and negligence of the two agencies… There has been influx of arms and smuggled items in the country and we all are on the mouth volcano.