The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali Thursday (today) remarked that ‘Indian intelligence agency’ agents and ‘Taliban’ agents are being recruited in the guise of security guards.
Justice Jamali gave these remarks while hearing the case pertaining to implementation of Karachi law and order at Supreme Court Karachi registry.
“Private security guards are hired without the background check, adding that, often these guards are involved in terrorist activities.”
It is police’s duty to keep an eye on security guards’ recruitment, he said adding that there will be no compromise on this matter.
The CJ remarked at one point that security measures exist on paper and stressed that action should be taken immediately without further delay.
Expressing dismay over Quetta hospital carnage, the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) directed Sindh Inspector General (IG) to ensure special security arrangements at the hospitals and other locations.
While speaking to Sindh IG A. D Khawaja he said, ‘Do we need another attack to sit down and think again on what needs to be done. Public places should be secure instead of being an easy target for terrorists.”
Sindh IG told the court that the concerned authorities are reviewing the matter of security guards’ training.
Meanwhile, the Sindh government submitted a five-year performance report and a review request pertaining to the CCTV cameras case to the court.
The court said that the funds allocated for CCTV cameras and their repair should be utilised properly.
The report stated that police and Rangers since September 2013 have conducted more than 17,000 operations, in which 80,000 suspects have been arrested.
The suspects included more than 1500 target killers and murderers. The report said that above 1500 have been detained over illegal possession of weapons and 450 are under custody for holding explosive material.
To free police from political influence effective measures were also put in place, the report added.
It was also mentioned that 150 crime cases of serious nature were also sent to military courts.
The government’s report stated that more than one million Afghan nationals are present in the province, which is under strict watch.