SHC seeks JIT reports in Baldia factory, Nisar Morai, Uzair Baloch cases


KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed relevant authorities to submit joint investigation team (JIT) reports in the Baldia factory incident, Nisar Morai and Uzair Baloch cases for perusal, Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi revealed on Saturday.

“The SHC bench hearing my petition to release JIT reports on Baldia factory fire, Nisar Morai, and Uzair Baloch cases has finally directed the Sindh government that the JIT’s be produced ‘in camera’ to the judges in their chambers on February 16 at 10am. Excellent decision,” he tweeted.

The Karachi-based lawmaker had earlier moved a petition in the high court seeking directives for law enforcement agencies to make JIT reports of Uzair Baloch, Morai and the Baldia inferno cases public.

In his petition, he had contended that more than 250 people lost their lives in the Baldia incident but the JIT report has not been made public yet. The JIT reports of Uzair Baloch and Morai have also not been made publically available, he added.

The minister claimed that Morai had spilled the beans about the involvement of senior politicians in the murder of seven people during his questioning by the JIT. “It is the right of citizens to know about the suspects investigated during the JIT investigation”, he asserted.