Supreme Court Commission to probe into Quetta hospital carnage

Quetta: The Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice, Awnar Zaheer Jamali has directed for formation of Judicial Commission to be headed by the Judge of Supreme Court to conduct probe into August 8 Quetta Civil Hospital carnage .
A larger bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice, Justice, Awnar Zaheer Jamali and comprising Justice, Ameer Muslim Hani and Justice Faisal Arab conducted suo moto hearing into Quetta Civil hospital carnage case at Supreme Court Registry at the Balochistan High Court premises, here on Thursday.

The Judge of the Supreme Court, Justice, Qazi Faez Essa will head the Judicial Commission which would furnish its report within 30 days. During the hearing into the case, the lawyers of victims of the civil hospital suicide bomb blast case, submitted that they had no trust in the current investigation team as saying the current investigation team had tried to hide the real perpetrators of the act of terrorism took place at Sandeman Civil Hospital Quetta on August 08 which claimed lives of a number of lawyers and journalists and injuring of several others.

The lawyers pleaded for formation of Judicial Commission which shall work under the judge of the Supreme Court. Accepting the request of the lawyers, Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mr. Justice, Anwar Zaheer Jamali directed to form a Judicial Commission to conduct probe into the civil hospital carnage. The Apex Court bench observed that the judge of the Supreme Court, Mr. Justice, Qazi Faez Essa would head the Judicial Commission which would furnish its report within 30 days.

Chief Secretary Balochistan submitted that the agreements with private security company for security of the hospital had been cancelled. 

The Balochistan government was also ordered to immediately pay compensation to the families of deceased and injured of the Civil Hospital carnage of August 08. Later, the hearing was adjourned till the Judicial Commission furnish its report.

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Published in The Balochistan Point on October 7, 2017

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