Security agencies in Balochistan are sleeping: Pak SC

Last Updated: Friday, September 7, 2012 - 23:09

Islamabad: The Chief Justice of Pakistan slammed the security agencies in the troubled province of Balochistan due to their inaction against the numerous cases of kidnappings and murders, and asked whether the agencies are "sleeping".

Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry questioned the inaction by the police, Frontier Corps, Levies and district administration, and ordered that incompetent officers be removed, reports The News.

The Chief Justice directed the Defence Secretary to ensure cancellation of all arms and vehicle permits issued by agencies in Balochistan and provide a list of those who had been provided vehicles. He also asked for an assurance that agencies would not issue any more permits.

The court remarked that the overall law and order situation in Balochistan was "very" complicated and directed the authorities concerned to submit a detailed report on Friday in connection with law and order in the province.

Justice Jawwad S Khawaja said the law and order situation in Balochistan was aggravating despite the existence of 22 agencies in the province.

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First Published: Friday, September 7, 2012 - 23:08

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