With 1000’s awaiting the arrival of then Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and the attorneys’ motion in its full swing, town of Karachi witnessed a massacre on its roads that day. Containers had been positioned and town noticed a digital lockdown. Those that dared crossing the limitations and heading in the direction of the airport to greet the CJP, had been brutally gunned down. The slaughter continued all through the day and lengthy into the night time.
Legal professionals of Metropolis Courtroom, Excessive Courtroom and Malir Courts had been unable to depart their places of work and confronted extreme difficulties. Even Judges who arrived to the Courts to meet their duties needed to climb and soar over partitions to flee the realm. Terrorism ran rampant and the conventional hustle and bustle of town was silenced by thundering sounds of the ammunition.
Although the previous CJP, being concerned within the incident, couldn’t take suo-moto motion on the assault, however fashioned a 5 member bigger bench for inquiry of the incident. Nonetheless, emergency was declared within the nation after the assaults.
With attorneys main the motion in jails, the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) Judges closed the matter with out taking any main motion.
With passing time the incident has light into the backdrop, however refuses to be washed away from historical past as victims of the tragedy nonetheless search justice.