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Musharraf,Altaf and others again served notices.


The 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 victims. 

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.