Islamabad (Staff Report): Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday expressed dissatisfaction over the performance of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa police in Asma rape, murder and Asma Rani killing case investigation.
A three-judge bench, headed by CJP Mian Saqib Nisar heard Asma rape, murder and Asma Rani killing cases. Inspector-General K-P Salahuddin Mehsud appeared before the court.
“How good is the police force of K-P?” CJP asked. “These [suo moto] notices are taken for citizens,” the CJP observed and added, “It is mandatory for police to provide security,” he observed. “A girl suffered such a horrible fate yet there is no progress.”
The top court directed Punjab Forensic Laboratory to immediately submit forensics report to K-P police.
The apex court also summoned Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf spokesperson Fawad Chaudhary to “witness” the proceedings of the cases in order to note the competency of KP police.
The chief justice remarked that Chaudhary “used to criticise other people and claims that the province has the exemplary police,” adding that the case should be heard in his presence.
SC gave concerned authorities another two weeks for investigation in this matter. The hearing has been adjourned till February 21.