SC gives 15 more days to ATC to decide the case of Sarfraz Shah


Supreme Court (SC) while allowing 15 days more to Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) in the case of Sarfraz Shah who was killed by rangers has directed that case be decided on merit.
A 3-member bench of SC presided over by the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry took up the case for hearing Wednesday.
Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Mazhar Chaudhry appeared in the court during the hearing. He submitted that ATC could not decide the case within the time frame prescribed by SC, therefore, more time be allowed.
The court while granting his plea has allowed 15 days more with the directions that case be decided in transparent manner.
It may be recalled that Sarfraz Shah was killed by the Rangers in Karachi in broad daylight. SC had taken suo motto notice and issued directives for suspending DG Rangers and IG Sindh.
The SC had maintained that FIR be registered against the accused persons and ATC should decide the case within a month and file report in SC.