CJP takes suo motu notice of target killing of Hazara community
May 2, 2018
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday took suo motu notice of target killings of people belonging the community in Balochistan. Taking a suo motu notice, the CJP ordered the Balochistan government and all law-enforcement agencies, including police, Levies Forces and interior ministry to submit detailed report of the target killings. The apex court will take up the case on May 11 in the Supreme Court’s Quetta Registry. While giving his remarks, Justice Saqib Nisar said that the Hazara community members were even scared of filing an application to the top court. “Are the Hazara members not Pakistani, he asked.” Earlier, on the assurance of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the Hazara community called off their protest, decided to call off their all sit-ins which they have been staging in Quetta for last three days against continuous killing of youth of the community in the provincial capital. While meeting the representatives of Hazara Community in Quetta who shared concerns about target killing of Hazara Community, the COAS said that nation and the security forces will foil all conspiracies of enemies against Pakistan with unity and harmony. He assured them that target killers of Hazaras will be punished severely. Gen Qamar Bajwa pointed out that secret agencies of enemies are assisting the terrorists to destabilize the country. The Army Chief said security forces are offering sacrifices for the sake of people and the country and 37 security personnel have been martyred in Quetta only in 2018.