Pak Supreme Court moved for calling in army to stop bloodbath in Karachi

Saturday, January 22, 2011

ISLAMABAD - A petition has been moved in Pakistan’s Supreme Court over the continuous target killing incidents in Karachi.

Advocate Tariq Asad filed the petition under Article 184(3) of the Constitution, and made the federal government, through the Interior Secretary, Interior Minister, Sindh Chief Secretary, Sindh Home Secretary and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, respondents in his petition.

He requested the court to direct all the respondents to issue a Proclamation of Emergency under Article 232 in Karachi, and call the armed forces under Article 245 of the Constitution to act to aid the civil authority, until the criminals were eliminated.

The petitioner pleaded that Karachi be handed to the Pakistan Army, and the Interior Minister be sacked for failing to maintain law and order in the economic hub of the country.

The petitioner also urged the apex court to seek a comprehensive report from the concerned authorities regarding the Karachi target killings, and direct the Interior Minister to disclose who was responsible for the killings and why he was unable to perform his duties.

According to a report of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), over 75 people have been killed in various attacks in Karachi so far in January, while a total of 1,981 people were killed in the Pakistani metropolis last year. (ANI)

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