SC orders to abolish no-go areas in Karachi, wants operation from tomorrow

Nov 30, -0001
Staff ReportKARACHI: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday ordered to abolish all no-go areas in Karachi and directed Police and Rangers to begin an operation from tomorrow, SAMAA reports.The order were given during a hearing by a three-member bench, headed Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, regarding implementation of its judgment in Karachi unrest case. The bench directed Director General Rangers and Inspector General Police, Sindh to personally supervise the operation, which should begin from tomorrow.The CJ expressed displeasure over the absence of DG Rangers and enquired from his counsel as what progressed has so far been made by the Rangers to restore peace in the city.Chief Justice Chaudhry said that law and order situation in many parts of the city including Lines Area, Kati Pahari, Miranaka, Korangi, Chakiwara, Orangi and Shershah is precarious.Acting Chief Secretary Sindh submitted to the bench that the government be given one month during they will show their performance.The CJ remarked that the court could not give more time to the provincial government as general elections are scheduled to be held in May.“The court wants immediate restoration of peace in the city,” the CJ remarked.The hearing is continuing. – SAMAA




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