Musharraf,Altaf and others again served notices.
Sindh High Court on Friday again served notices on
former President Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf, MQM chief
Altaf Hussain and other the then government
officials for June 1, in a petition seeking probe
into the May 12, 2007 mayhem in the city.
The Sindh High Court again summoned the respondents
on the petition filed by Human Rights Commission of
South Asia (HRCSA) Pakistan representative Iqbal
Kazmi seeking investigation into the May 12, 2007
carnage in the metropolis at the arrival of Chief
Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, who
was deposed at that time.
The court also issued directive to the District and
Sessions Court Islamabad to ensure dispatching the
notice to Pervez Musharraf’s current residential
address. The petitioner submitted that over 50
people were killed when the miscreants sprayed
bullets on participants of rallies of the lawyers
taken out to welcome the arrival of the CJP and more
than 100 people also sustained bullet injuries. He
said that his relatives were also among the
He submitted that he was forced to withdraw the
petition under threat and pressure. The petitioner
cited the then president, federal government, MQM
Chief Altaf Hussain, the then Sindh chief minister
Arbab Ghulam Rahim, the then advisor to the Sindh
chief minister Waseem Akhtar, DG Rangers, the then
Sindh home secretary Ghulam Muhammad Mohtaram; Sindh
IGP Niaz Ahmed Siddiqui, the then Capital City
Police Officer Azhar Farooqi, IOs of 23 police
stations and others as respondents in the petition.
Meanwhile, a division bench of the SHC, comprising
Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Tufail H Ibrahim
summoned the Federal Interior Secretary, the Sindh
home secretary, the Sindh IGP, DG Rangers (Sindh)
and others to appear before the court and submit all
FIRs and reports regarding target-killings in
Karachi within two weeks.
Arguing before the court, the petitioner HRCSA
Pakistan representative Iqbal Kazmi requested to
issue directive to empower the Pakistan Rangers (Sindh)
to conduct operation in the entire Karachi to clean
the city from weapons and also take action against
the culprits involved in the target-killing.