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Pak Supreme Court questions `competence of intel agencies`

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 14:33

Islamabad: The Pakistani Supreme Court has raised serious questions about the competence of intelligence agencies, and added that someone must be held responsible for the failure to protect the people of Balochistan.

Conducting the hearing of the Hazara killings suo moto case, Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry remarked if former chief minister Nawab Aslam Raisani could be held responsible for a previous attack, then why not the prime minister or the governor for the recent one.

He also said the court would not order deployment of army in Balochistan, adding it would not go beyond its limit, the Nation reports.

According to the paper, Chaudhry expressed dissatisfaction over the response from the interior and defence secretaries.

He asked Interior Secretary Khawaja Siddique Akbar and Deputy Attorney General Shafi Chandio to submit a detailed report on the questions of the competence of intelligence agencies during the course of the day, to the Registrar Office.

According to the paper, Interior Secretary Khawaja Akbar and Defence Secretary Lt-Gen (retired) Asif Yasin Malik could not satisfy the chief justice as to why the intelligence agencies failed to gather information about those targeting the Hazara community.


First Published: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 14:33

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