ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has issued its short order in the Balochistan law and order case. The order states that the constitution is not being enforced nor are court orders being implemented in the province.
A three member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry heard the case on Tuesday. During proceedings the Chief Justice remarked that there was a constitutional breakdown in Balochistan.
The bench expressed anger over the absence of the provincial chief secretary during proceedings. The Chief Justice criticised the role of law enforcement agencies in Balochistan saying that they could not solve one case.
The provincial home secretary presented the report pertaining to the abduction and killing of coalminers and informed the court that two suspects were arrested.
The lawyer for the agencies Raja Irshad informed the court that the attack on the coast guards was carried out by individuals’ wearing FC uniforms. The CJ remarked that law enforcement agencies had all but given up and the chief secretary should give in writing that there has been a failure to maintain law and order in the province.
The Supreme Court has summoned a reply from competent federal and provincial authorities and adjourned the hearing of the case till 25 July.