KARACHI: The Supreme Court Karachi Registry resumed the hearing of case regarding Karachi’s Law and order situation here Wednesday.
Following the court’s orders Director General Rangers and Inspector General Sindh also appeared during today’s hearing.
A five members bench headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali is hearing the case for three days in the light of report submitted by the committee formed by the provincial government.
The court while hearing the case ordered the SHOs, other police officers, policemen and scores of police mobiles deployed at the Registry to go back in their areas and perform their routine duties.
“Who will perform the duties if all officers are here?”. remarked Justice Jamali.
The bench ordered that the government should abolish the formation of groups on the basis of language.
Responding to which, Advocate-General Sindh Abdul Fateh Malik said it was not possible to form new groupings in the city.
Attorney General Irfan Qadir said that there was a procedure available which could abolish the formation of such groupings.
Advocate Sindh told the apex court that about 2 million outlaws from all parts of the country had sneaked into Karachi. To which, the court asked why the law enforcement departments failed stop them from reaching the metropolis. The court felt the city had become a den of criminals.
Justice Jamali ordered to put an advertise in newspapers to get registration of all the unregistered weapons in the city, saying that cancel all those weapons who do not act upon the orders.
Later the hearing was deferred until Thursday (Oct 25).
Earlier, The court expressed anger at the blockades set around the city and ordered for them to be removed, including the one outside Bilawal house.
Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry had taken suo motu notice of Karachi law and order situation after 306 people were targetedly killed during July and August, 2011.