The Supreme Court on Monday ordered Inspector General of Police Sindh to take all necessary steps in tracing out and arresting the culprits who had been involved in murder incident of wife and daughter of Mir Bakhtiar Domki, a member of Balochistan provincial assembly.
It also ordered Advocate General of Sindh and Inspector General of Police Sindh to appear in-person on next date of hearing.
A three-judge bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Tariq Parvez issued directive on a constitutional petition moved by Shakeel Hadi, former president Balochistan High Court Bar Association, over law and order situation in Balochistan and a suo motu notice taken on murder of wife and daughter of Mir Bakhtiar Domki in Karachi on January 30.
The bench in its order pointed out that it was one of the most sensitive incidents, having its repercussions on the situation prevailing in Balochistan.
At the outset of proceedings, Attorney General for Pakistan Molvi Anwarul Haq appeared and in response to a query said that in pursuance of Court’s earlier order, he could not procure reports from the Military Intelligence and Inter Services Intelligence, regarding situation prevailing in Balochistan and requested for further time.
Inspector General of Police Sindh Mushtaq Ahmed Shah apprised the bench that they were making efforts to trace out the culprits in Domki family’s murder case but could not give assurance over time frame.
To bench’s query, he replied that the case was not of simple dacoity as the circumstances in which the females had been killed showed a deep vengeance.
He said the surviving maid in the incident could not record the statement. He said that they could not take any help from the CCTV footage, yet they were hopeful to trace out the real culprits.
The Chief Justice told him that they had already passed a supportive order on Karachi unrest situation and empowered the law enforcement agencies to maintain peace but prima facie, the IGP was not showing results.
He observed that the judgement was endorsed by all segments of society. “The Court has no guns and bullets to go after criminals, we can support you with our verdicts,” he added.
He told the IGP that they had expertise and experience in the field and could solve the complicated cases.
The IGP said that extensive efforts were being made and he was confident that they would succeed in arresting the culprits, but they would require some time.
Further hearing was adjourned till February 10.