KARACHI: The Supreme Court Thursday resumed hearing of Karachi law-and-order suo motu implementation case at Karachi Registry where government officials submitted reports pertaining to progress into the investigation of various cases.
A five-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, comprising Justices Jawwad S. Khawaja, Khilji Arif Hussain, Amir Hani Muslim and Azmat Saeed resumed the hearing.
During the course of hearing, Advocate General Sindh told the court that mobile phone companies have been ordered to block unregistered SIMS and the process of blocking the SIMs was in process since last night.
In his remarks over the AG’s statement, Justice Jawad S.Khwaja said how is this possible for a person to posses 50 SIMs at a time? Does any law prevent it?
The CJP said that police officers who took part in Karachi operations of 1992 and 1996 were killed one by one. “The IG police should tell the court where are their killers? In this situation, no one comes to be a witness. The murder of witnesses is not possible without the information of police and influential people.”
The CJP hailed Sindh Assembly’s legislation of the protection of witnesses.
Several city areas are under a strike-like situation on the killing of Zafar Baloch, a central leader the outlawed People’s Amn Committee, who was gunned down in a drive-by shooting incident last night along with his guard.
This hearing is first since early September visit of the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to Karachi when the Federal Cabinet decided to launch a targeted operation in the metropolis spearheaded by the Rangers.
On 30th August, Director General, Sindh Rangers, had told the court that the issue of missing 19,000 arms containers came to limelight many years ago. He said the missing containers were opened during the tenure of the former minister for ports and shipping.
Babar Ghouri had requested the court he be allowed to a become party in the case after the report accused him of connivance in the alleged arms smuggling issue. — SAMAA