Islamabad, January 01, 2013 (PPI-OT): The action was taken by the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on a note initiated by the office. The note was based on press clippings carrying story regarding the brutal murder of 20 years old Shahzeb Khan who was gunned down at Karachi a week ago and police failed to make any progress due to immense political pressure.
The killing mobilized hundreds of the people against unquestioned authority that people with political connection enjoy in the country and gathered outside Karachi Press Club carrying banners and requesting the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan for taking Suo Moto action in the matter for arrest of the accused.
After going through the official note the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan passed following order:- “This note be treated as Petition under Article 184(3) of the Constitution as it involves violation of the fundamental rights, envisaged under Article 9 of the Constitution and large number of citizens are feeling insecure at the hands of influential persons, who are allegedly involved in the commission of crimes and as stately those persons are politically connected with the influentials, therefore, no action as provided under the law, seems to have been taken by the law enforcing agencies.
Issue notice to the Advocate General and IGP, Sindh to appear in person and submit report as to whether FIR in the instant case has been registered and the accused involved in the commission of crime have been arrested. If not, what are the reasons and who is responsible for the same?
Put up in Court on 4th January, 2013.”
For more information, contact:
Shahid Hussain Kamboyo
Public Relations Officer
Supreme Court of Pakistan
Tel: +9251 920 4184
Fax: +9251 920 1001