SHC seeks proper report on alleged extrajudicial killing of MQM men

September 15, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday while expressing dissatisfaction over a report submitted by provincial law officer in cases pertaining to alleged extrajudicial killing of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) activists directed him to submit appropriate report within a week.

Chief Justice Maqbool Baqar, who headed a division bench, noted report submitted in pursuance of court’s order dated June 11 does not serve the purpose as it does not spell out any mechanism for discovering the truth behind the allegations of extra-judicial killing.

At the request of additional advocate general, Mustafa Mahesar, the court gave him one-week time to file appropriate report. The bench also summoned report from provincial government on compensation paid to the legal heirs of victims.

Earlier on June 11, the court had directed advocate general Sindh to discuss the issue of extrajudicial killings of activists of MQM with chief minister and other higher authorities to work out a mechanism to reveal the truth behind the killings and prevent such incidents.

It had given these directions while hearing over half-a-dozen petitions against alleged extrajudicial killing of MQM activists.

One of the petitions was filed by father of victim and MQM lawmaker Syed Asif Hasnain who submitted that MQM activist Mohammad Suleman alias Salman along with his nephew Mohammad Noman was illegally arrested by law enforcers from Malir River on 3 February 2013. Later on 6 February, his body was found from Malir River.

He alleged that law enforcers were carrying out extrajudicial killings of workers in the garb of a targeted operation.

Another petition was filed by Syed Qamar Abbas Rizvi who sought inquiry into alleged extrajudicial killing of his brother Syed Yawar Abbas Rizvi, a MQM activist.

The petitioner said that Yawar was picked up by LEAs personnel from PIB Colony on November 6, 2013 and later his body was found in Nooriabad area on December 14.

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