ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court while raising serious concerns over the unrest within Balochistan, ordered the Police, Frontier Constabulary (FC) and the Chief Secretary to present joint response within the Supreme Court.
The Balochistan unrest case was heard by a three member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry. During the hearing, Advocate General Balochistan accepted that the situation was not good within the province but he admitted that this could not be provided in writing. “Of the 6.5 million people within the province, this problem only relates to 200 people,” stated the Advocate General.
While hearing the case, CJ appealed to the forces that the people of the province be protected irrespective of their sect.
“The peace and stability within the province has worsened, when the provincial government is unable to restore peace within the region than what is the responsibility of the federal government,” stated Justice Khilji Arif.
Justice Arif also said that the time had come take proper action against the violence within the region or else the situation would slip out of the government’s reach.
“The time has come that every citizen should stand against the unrest along with the Army, 17 Judges alone can not do everything,” added Justice Arif.
With respect to resolving the missing persons issue, Advocate General asked the Court to allow three months time as negotiations with influential personalities was in progress in order to settle the issue.
The SC adjourned the hearing till tomorrow, ordering the Police, FC and the CS to present a joint written statement within the Court.