Provincial govt ordered to set up explosive testing lab

March 18, 2016 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: The monitoring judge of anti-terrorism courts Justice Amir Hani Muslim on Saturday directed the provincial government to immediately take steps for establishing a laboratory having infrastructure to determine the nature of explosives substance.

While chairing a high level meeting at Supreme Court Karachi registry here, Justice Amir Hani Muslim directed the formation of a laboratory that can examine the nature of explosives substance recovered from the accused so that their cases could not be delayed.

The Sindh High Court Judges, Justice Ahmed Ali M Shaikh and Justice Syed Mohammad Farooq Shah, Inspector General police (IGP) Sindh AD Khawaja, Prosecutor General Sindh Shahadat Awan, home secretary and secretary finance were also present on the occasion.

The meeting was apprised that construction work of six Anti-Terrorism Courts would be completed in June 2016. The urged the authorities concerned to complete the construction within the stipulated time.

The meeting also directed the participants to assess whether the cases of police encounter and attempt to murder comes within the ambit of Anti-Terrorism Act or not.