CJ Iftikhar takes notice of lawyers murder
03 September, 2013
ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice (CJ) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry took notice of the murder of two lawyers in Ferozewala and Vehari and ordered the Punjab police to present a report within 10 days in the court regarding the incidents.
A three-member Supreme Court (SC) bench started the hearing of the case on Monday. The CJ in his remarks said that the government was talking about providing protection to the common man but the killing of the lawyers was continuing. He said that protection of property and lives of the people was responsibility of the government and all the people especially the legal fraternity should be provided safety.
The Supreme Court also ordered the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to hold an inquiry through high-ranked police officers on the murder of another lawyer Anwarul Haq the advocate who was killed near Khanpur Dam. Advocate Taufeeq Asif told the court that almost 45 days ago, the lawyer was kidnapped, but no action had been taken by the police.
Additional Attorney General Shah Khawar said that as far as the murder of Zaheer Gondal was concerned, law-enforcement agencies had not shown any development in the case. He said in connection with the murder of Chaudhry Zulfiqar, an accused named Abdullah had been arrested.
He said that advocate Anwarul Haq was murdered in Golra, a suburban town of Islamabad but his car had been recovered from the bank of Khanpur Dam so Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had nothing to do with the case.
The CJ ordered that all the applications should be gathered so that this might be treated as one case. The court adjourned the hearing of the case for 10 days.