Verdict on Karachi Targeted killings issued by Supreme Court

Supreme Court of PakistanThe Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday issued its verdict in suo motu case on Karachi targeted killing. A five member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and comprising Justices Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Ghulam Rabbani, Ameer Hani Muslim and Sarmad Jala Osmani issued the verdict. Citing Quranic verses and Hadiths, the CJ ruled Islam is a religion of peace and it doesn’t allow killing innocent people. “Islamic teachings are parts of the Constitution of Pakistan”, he said, adding that killing of one person was tantamount to killing of humanity. He said target killing has become order of the day in Karachi, adding that Sindh government took no measures to cope with extortion and targeted killings. – Nation