Claiming that the situation in Karachi improved after Supreme Court’s verdict in the law and order suo motu case, DG Rangers Major General Rizwan Akhtar said that militant wings of political parties are responsible for the ongoing violence in the city, a private T.V. channel reported on Wednesday.
The DG Rangers appeared before the apex court’s Karachi registry today for proceedings regarding implementation of orders passed in the suo motu case.
Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry headed the five-member bench, which also comprises Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, Justice Gulzar Ahmed, Justice Muhammad Athar Saeed and Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, as its members.
Explaining the recent surge in violence, the DG Rangers said the political parties were receiving Fitra during Ramazan and the situation was calm in the city but as the money has stopped coming in, the political parties are creating problems.
He further said that violence increases as soon as political workers are released from police custody on bail.
Issuing remarks on the comments made by the DG Rangers, the chief justice questioned who will terminate the militant wings.
The proceedings are based on a suo motu notice taken by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry after the city went through one of its bloodiest summers in August 2011.
The five-judges had passed a detailed judgment which contained various orders and directions on how to control lawlessness in the port city. A year later, the apex court had initiated follow-up proceedings to see to what extent the authorities at different levels had implemented its orders. The proceedings, starting today, are a part of the follow-up to check the implementation of the court’s orders.