Earlier, The Supreme Court took suo moto notice of the latest Quetta bombings and issued notices to the Balochistan Advocate General, Muhammad Abdullah Khan Kakar and the Attorney General of Pakistan on Monday.
This court notice followed public calls from political and religious organizations including Pakistan-Tehreek-I-Insaf (PTI) and the Majlis-e-Wehdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM), which called for placing Quetta under army control so that targeted operations against the terrorist masterminds of this attack be undertaken.
Earlier, The president and prime minister were asked to submit a response through the attorney general. The Supreme Court also had summoned the Balochistan home secretary, Frontier Constabulary (FC) Commandant and Quetta police chief to appear before it at the on February 21 to explain what steps were taken to avert the attack.
The Attorney General of Pakistan Irfan Qadir submitted a report on behalf of federation of Pakistan and requested the court to consider it a response from President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf. Qadir requested to keep the report confidential.
The Quetta police have denied being cautioned about the second attack on the city’s Shia Hazara community, telling the Supreme Court on Thursday that no ‘specific’ information was shared with them by intelligence agencies.
Today (February 22) Law Minister Farooq H Naek said that governor’s rule in Balochistan will be revoked before March 14, Express News reported.
He added that extension order of governor’s rule was needed after two months from parliament’s giant session, but government had no intention of extending the order.
On Wednesday, Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira vowed that the targeted operation will continue in Balochistan until all the elements involved in terrorist activities were arrested.