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SHC chief rejects police report on law, order

Pakistan on 14 August 2013
Location : Karachi, Pakistan | Source : Dawn. Image Source: Dawn

Sindh High Court Chief Justice Mushir Alam turned down on Tuesday a police report and expressed grave concern over the poor law and order situation across the city.

Presiding over a meeting held in the SHC building on security issues, the CJ said the enforcement of verdicts of the apex court was vital to improvement of law and order.The chief secretary of Sindh, the home secretary, the additional inspector general of the Sindh police, a representative of the director general of the Pakistan Rangers (Sindh), SHC judges and other senior government functionaries attended the meeting. It was part of a series of meetings being held to monitor the law and order situation after the June 26 bomb attack on the convoy of Justice Maqbool Baqar, a senior puisne judge of the SHC.

The next meeting will be held in September.

The chief secretary and other functionaries of the provincial government, police and Rangers briefed the chief justice on the law and order situation.

The chief justice criticised the police and said the law-enforcement agencies were hiding facts while the law and order situation was deteriorating when additional inspector general of the Sindh police Ghulam Qadir Thebo claimed that the situation in the provincial capital had improved as the average of targeted killing had fallen to seven from 10 persons a day.

The home secretary said the government had decided to implement capital punishment as four condemned prisoners would be executed this month in Karachi and Sukkur prisons, adding that the security around the prisons in Sindh was being strengthened.

A Rangers official claimed that courts were providing relief by releasing suspects, detained by Rangers, on bail on the basis of delay in lodging FIRs. The chief justice called the details of such cases.

They chief secretary said three bullet-proof vehicles for the SHC judges would be handed over to the high court soon. He also submitted a report on the escape of UTPs and progress reports of conversion of kutchi abadis into settled areas and regularisation of illegal immigrants.

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