While hearing Karachi law and-order suo motu implementation case for the third day Thursday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan rejected Sindh government’s action plan to prevent smuggling of arms and drugs.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, comprising Justice Jawad S. Khawaja and Justice Gulzar, resumed the hearing at Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry.
During case proceeding, Attorney General Munir A. Malik turned up before the three-member bench and presented a plan of action aimed at preventing the smuggling of weapons and drugs from coastal areas of Sindh and Balochistan into Karachi.
The report was prepared in a meeting attended by the authorities of Maritime Security Agency, Coast Guard, Anti Narcotics Force and other concerned departments.
The chief justice while rejecting the report said that not a single word in the report states what action will be taken regarding the smuggling taking place in the city, rather it has only mentioned the legal clauses.
The court expressed dissatisfaction over the performance of Anti-Narcotic Force (ANF) and rejected government’s plan in this regard.
ANF is a federal executive bureau of the government, tasked with combating the drug smuggling and use within Pakistan.
The bench observed that the government report did not elaborate as to how it would deal with anti-state elements. It said that Director General ANF is reluctant to take action against drug peddlers in Yousuf Goth of Karachi.
The CJP sough details of arms came through the Karachi port over the last three years.
“We iterate it again that those not abiding by the court orders will be sent packing…The court needs results, persons and their names have no importance,” the CJP remarked.
“Even the Lieutenant General of the army is scared to write the name of Yousuf Goth,” he remarked.
CJP Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said it seems that no one wants to work. Anyone who does not want to work should be removed from duty. “No report has been presented in front of the court regarding the weapons that came in 1994,” he added.
The Chief Justice ordered the chairman of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to present a report having the details of arms and weapons imported through the dealers during the past three years.
On Wednesday, the court expressed displeasure over the ANF, Pakistan Coast Guard (PCG) and the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) for their failure to curb smuggling of arms and drugs from coastal areas of Pakistan.