Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry. — Photo by Online

KARACHI: A special bench of the Supreme Court was hearing the suo motu case on the violence in Karachi on Wednesday, DawnNews reported.

The special bench is headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry and includes Justices Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Sarmad Jalal Osmany, Ghulam Rabbani and Amir Hani Muslim.

During the hearing, Chief Justice Iftikhar remarked that after the apex court’s decision on the case, the government would become alert and Karachi’s conditions would improve.

He moreover said that if Karachi’s situation was worse than that of Waziristan, then how could the government be termed as successful.

Also during today’s proceedings, counsel for the federal government, Babar Awan, said that international powers were trying to prove that Pakistan was a failed state and if the court's judgment was along similar lines then that would have a negative impact.

To that, the court said that a government's failure was not the failure of the state.