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CJ takes suo motu notice of Balochistan killings

November 20, 2017

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, has taken suo motu notice of the killing of 20 people in Balochistan whose bullet-riddled bodies were found in Turbat and Buleda areas a few days ago.

In a press release issued on Sunday, the Supreme Court noted that the victims had been brought to the province by human traffickers with the intention of making them cross the Pakistan-Iran border illegally.

Taking action on media reports about the matter, Justice Nisar ordered the Inspector General of Police, Balochistan, and Director General of Federal Invest­igation Agency (FIA) to submit a report to the Supreme Court within three days, especially with regards to the steps being taken by security forces in the province to curb such incidents in future.

Published in Dawn, November 20th, 2017