Supreme Court (SC) has issued interim order in Balochistan violence case saying court’s October 12 injunction still stands and it has not been told to the court under what authority Balochistan government is working.
During the course of hearing chief minister Balochistan Aslam Raisani also remained present in the court.
Balochistan home secretary presented the report on law and order situation in the province in the court wherein it was said that all the departments in the province are discharging their legal and constitutional obligations.
Exchange of harsh remarks between the bench and the Advocate General (AG) also took place during the hearing.
AG said if Raisani government was removed then no new authority would come. It is the people only who are authorized to change the government, he added.
In the meantime interior minister Rehman Malik came upto rostrum without being summoned. However the court directed him to sit there. Rehman Malik said if he was not heard then history would not forgive him.
Attorney General said he had grave reservations over the apex court orders with reference to Balochistan.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Balochistan issue is not how it is being depicted.
CJP remarked he (Rehman Malik) could visit Balochistan along with him today. Rehman Malik consented to it.
Justice Jawwad S Khawaja advised that a commission be constituted in connection with this visit. Lawyers and journalists be also made part of this commission, he added.
Court remarked Balochistan government had not taken measures for recovery of missing persons, therefore, its October, 12 order still stands.
The court directed that steps be taken for recovery of missing persons. Upon it counsel for Balochistan government sought four weeks time.
The court adjourned the hearing of the case till November, 20.