Target killings: Sindh govttold to bring to light facts

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) has expressing concern over ongoing target killing in Karachi directed Sindh government to bring to light the facts on this count.A 2-member bench of SHC headed by Chief Justice Maqbool Baqir took up for hearing the cases of violence against Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM)’s worker Fahd Aziz and others killings on Friday.The Court directed Advocate General Sindh (AGS) to make consultations with chief minister Sindh, DG Rangers and IG Sindh with respect to target killing and prevailing situation of terrorism in the city and evolve such system under which the fact could come to light and evolving situation could be dealt with in order to restore the confidence of people.The Court remarked in terms of the prevailing situation that it was highly alarming. This has given rise to uncertainty with reference to law and order and security environment. Therefore it is essential that immediate steps be taken so truth about behind the scene causes of killings could come to fore.The Court directed police to provide foolproof security to Nusrat Zaidi who had returned from the custody of law enforcement agencies.Syed Qamar Abbas alleged in his constitutional petition his brother Yawar Abbas Rizvi was arrested by Rangers in the area of PIB colony on November 6 last year and his dead body was found on December 14 in the area of Nooriabad.The Court sought report from MLO Jinnah Hospital till June 11 about alleged torture against deceased MQM worker Suleman.MQM MNA Asif Hussain had filed an application wherein he had said MQM worker and employee of civil hospital Suleman was taken into custody by law enforcement agencies on February 3 and later his family members came to know through media report his body was found near Malir stream. A 3-member committee was constituted under DIG Karachi South Abdul Khaliq Sheikh to probe into killing of Suleman but it denied about presence of any marks of violence on the body of the victim. Later Dr Afzal, MLO Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre said in autopsy report the lower part of the body of the deceased was bleeding.The Court summoned Dr Afzal to explain how could bleeding take place this way and in what circumstances. 

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