Move or Karachi will be reduced to ashes, SC to govt
08 February, 2013
KARACHI: The Supreme Court expressed its dissatisfaction on Thursday over a report submitted by the Sindh government on implementation of the court's orders in the Karachi law and order case, and noted that the government is not taking the matter seriously and the court is carrying out a meaningless task.
The court made the observation during a hearing of the Karachi unrest case. During the proceedings, Justice Jawwad S Khwaja said that Karachi's situation was going from bad to worse and there was no hope for any betterment. He remarked that the Sindh government has not submitted a para-wise report regarding the implementation of the court's orders. On this, Sindh Advocate General Abdul Fatehul Mulk said that the report presented on Wednesday includes the answers of each paragraph.
Justice Khawaja, then, remarked that it seems that the authorities are not taking the matter seriously and the court is carrying out a meaningless drill. He said that the report did not mention that the people involved in terrorism have support from the political parties. He observed that the authority concerned did not even attempt to answer this question, which means that they are accepting political interference behind the deteriorating security situation in the city.
"We are planning to send orders according to the constitution, if you are not willing to do it," Justice Khwaja said while addressing Advocate General Mulk. Justice Khwaja further added that the Sindh government had agreed that Karachi's situation involved interference from political parties. "What have you done in that matter? Or submit in writing that you have no control over political parties," he remarked.
The bench also noted that "if the provincial government fails in any matter then the federal government can interfere. But the federal government did not even bother to submit any response in the SC on the Karachi issue since past 16 years. When will they submit their reply? When Karachi will be burnt down to ashes?" The hearing of the case has been adjourned till February 8.