“Weapons and ammunition being smuggled from neighboring countries are being used by anti-peace elements across the country after passing through Balochistan routes,” Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on Tuesday.
A three-judge bench was hearing a missing person’s case in Quetta on Tuesday when CJ Iftikhar observed that Pakistan’s neighboring countries are already installing protective fences on their side. He said Pakistan’s government should take immediate steps to discourage all sorts of smuggling into the country.
In addition, CJ Iftikhar said that the issue of missing persons in Pakistan is a huge cause of concern. He acknowledged the efforts put in to locate these missing persons, but expressed disappointment at the extremely low rate of success.
The chief justice criticized the federal government for providing increased security to governors, chief ministers and VIPs, but failing to save lives of common people.
“No-go areas have created problems in Karachi and now these are emerging in Quetta,” he said.