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Govt Paying No Heed To Plight Of Hazaras: CJP Khosa

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Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Asif Saeed Khosa expressed disappointment over the lack of government interest in resolving issues of the Hazara Community, a Shia majority which has staged sit-in in Quetta to record its protest against Hazarganji explosion.

“Hazara Community is protesting but no one is paying any heed to it,” chief justice regretted while addressing an event organized by Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan (SCBAP).

The Hazara community in Balochistan is an easy target of terrorists who conveniently target minorities despite repeated demands of provision of security by the victims. They believe that terrorist attacks are ‘persistent failure’ of security agencies.

The Community commenced its sit-in on Friday after a suicide blast ripped through vegetable stalls at Quetta’s Hazar Ganji Market, martyring at least 20 people — including eight members of the Hazara community and a soldier of the paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) – and injuring 48 others.

CJP Khosa further expressed concerns on country’s deteriorating situation of economy. “News pertaining to economy is disappointing. It (economy) is in Intensive Care Unit (ICU),” he said.

Speaking about model courts, CJP added that the courts were established in districts for cases of murder and narcotics adding that these courts decided 1618 cases in 12 days. He added that model courts are deciding the cases expeditiously. He, however, regretted that neither the new judges were appointed for model courts nor staff was provided.

He said the pending cases in Supreme Court decreased from 40500 to 38300. He further observed that no criminal case is pending in Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry. CJP Khosa recalled that thousands of pending cases in Supreme Court relates to services matters of government servants, and said special bench would be constituted for such matters.

The top judge also shed light on the policing system. He said that Police Reforms Committee was established in January and that the first job of police is to serve the public.

He added that an officer of SP Rank has been appointed for redress of litigants’ complaints against police. So far SP (Complaints) have issued orders on more than 21 thousand public complaints.

On March 11, the National Judicial Policy Making Committee (NJPMC) under the chairmanship of Chief Justice Khosa had decided that the applications under Section 22A and Section 22B under Cr.PC may be entertained by the Superintendent of Police (Complaints).

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  1. Salim April 17, 2019

    Mr. Chief Justice what initiative or action will you take being the of member of Supreme Court?

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