SC bench orders federal bodies to jointly control arms’, drugs’ smuggling


KARACHI: The larger bench of the apex court has ordered the federal organisations and agencies to hold a joint meeting and chalk out a comprehensive strategy to control smuggling of arms and narcotics into Karachi.

The bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry here on Wednesday resumed the hearing of Karachi law and order case and passed an interim order on the issue of smuggling of arms in Karachi.

In an interim order, the Chief Justice directed the Attorney General to convene a joint meeting of officials of Customs, Maritime Security Agency (MSA), Coast Guards, Rangers and Police today (Wednesday) and evolve a comprehensive strategy to control the smuggling of arms and narcotics as it has been observed during the proceedings that smuggled arms and ill- gotten money from narcotics were being used by the criminals disturbing law, order in Karachi.

The bench also directed the Attorney General to submit a report on Thursday to the bench about the joint action plan on the issue.

(APP)