The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday directed the interior ministry to submit its comments and suggestions on the appeal filed by the Federal Ports and Shipping Minister Ali Zaidi in cases pertaining to the Baldia factory incident, Uzair Baloch and Nisar Morai.
According to a report in the local media, the minister had filed a petition to make the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) reports in these cases public.
The additional advocate general present at the hearing informed the two-member bench that the Sindh inspector-general’s reply had not been submitted. The advocate-general is directly supervising the case.
The interior ministry had not submitted their comments on the petition on Wednesday’s hearing inviting the court’s displeasure who then ordered the ministry to file its comments by December 4.
Zaidi, in his petition, had stated that over 250 people lost their lives in the Baldia incident but the JIT report had yet to be made public. The JIT reports of Uzair Baloch and Morai have also not been made publically available, the petition added, saying that Morai had revealed names of senior politicians who were involved in the murder of seven people. The petition asserted that, as citizens, it was their right to know about the suspects probed during the JIT investigation.