KARACHI - Chief Justice Supreme Court Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has said that the re-establishing peace in Karachi is not possible without getting rid of arms mafia, land grabbers and delimitation in the City. 

He was giving his remarks during the hearing of the case regarding implementation of the court decision on law and order situation in Karachi and Abbas Town tragedy.

Larger bench comprising five judges resumed the hearing of the case on Thursday at Supreme Court Registry here under the Chairmanship of CJP. The other member of the bench was Justice Jawad S. Khawaja, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain, Justice Amir Hani Muslim, and Justice Ijaz Afzal.

The bench showed its apprehension over mismanagement by stating that Karachi is burning and on the other hand there is neither permanent IG police nor Chief Secretary.

The land is being allotted on the bogus documents, it added.

The court asked that who is handling the affairs of the City.

Is the command of Karachi police handed over to six officers only. Who is responsible for the non-compliance of the court orders, he said.

The court rejected the reply of DG Rangers and ordered him to abolish ‘no-go area’ from the area of Liyari, where the entrance of police and common man is prohibited.

The bench said that the court is not governing the country that it may give orders about each and every matter , but one thing is clear that SC would not take sigh of relief without restoring peace in the City. The court said that if the court verdict would not be implemented then we will ask Chief Secretary.   

Chief Secretary Arif Ahmed Khan has said that Chief Minister gave him the copy of the summary for removal of contract police officers , which he is presenting in the court.

During the hearing IG Sindh Ghulam Shabbir Sheikh has handed over the list of those political workers, who were found involved in the criminal activities and targeted killings.

The report also stated that police has arrested 20428 accused but the challan of only 204 criminals were presented in the court.