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Security in Karachi needs further improvement: SC

04 February, 2014

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday maintained that the law and order situation in Karachi needed to be improved further.

A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jilani heard the case related to the murder of Perween Rehman.

The apex court ordered the District and Sessions Judge, Karachi, to probe the threats given to officials of the Orangi Pilot Project.

During the proceedings, the DIG West was asked to explain the term 'cracker', being frequently reported in the media.DIG West Javed Odho told the bench that these were homemade devices, being used to carry out explosions.

About the progress in the murder case, Javed Odho said the prime suspect Qari Bilal, injured and arrested, died of his wounds but disclosed three names, Toor Khan, Tableeghi and Farhan, who were also involved in the assassination of Perveen Rehman. He further said that the three suspects had recently moved to Karachi, and police found no record of them.

On a query, he further said that Perveen Rehman had also named a few personalities belonging to land grabbers and political parties before her death.Later, the hearing was adjourned for two weeks, and the court ordered the police to provide security to complainant.

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