Pakistan: SC resumes hearing in suo motu case tomorrow

January 7, 2018

SC resumes hearing in suo motu case tomorrow

A three-member bench, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, will resume hearing of a suo motu case on the killing of lawyers in a bomb blast in the Quetta Civil Hospital tomorrow (Monday).

In the last hearing in November last year, a three-judge bench, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, had sought report from the federal and provincial governments regarding implementation of Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s report on the Quetta blast.

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In August 8, 2016, some 73 people, majority lawyers, lost their lives and over 104 got serious injuries in the bomb blast.

Former Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali had taken the suo motu under Article 184(3) of the Constitution and had set up one judge inquiry commission. Justice Faez after probing the matter for 56 days prepared 110 pages report, which slammed the then federal interior minister (Chaudhry Nisar) and the chief minister and home minister of Balochistan of providing misleading information of the Quetta blast.

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After thoroughly examining the concerned persons and obtaining responses from the relevant ministries, departments and institutions, the commission criticised the government and state apparatus in its “monumental failure to combat terrorism and perform basic protocols”.


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