ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani has taken suo moto notice against the Karo Kari incident in Shikarpur has summoned Inspector General (IG) police on March 20 (tomorrow).
The Chief Justice has passed order that the news item if true, prima facie is violate of fundamental provisions of the Constitution particularly Article 9 and Protection of Women (Criminal Law Amendment) Act, 2006.
Let the matter be placed before the court in Karachi, Registrar should contact IGP, Sindh by fax and phone personally to appear before court and explain about the occurrence of the incident and any violation of law, the order says.
CJP took notice on an editorial of Daily English newspaer dated 19.03.2014 captioned as “More jirga justice” containing the details that a jirga was held in Wazirabad town of Sindh’s Shikarpur District and passed a decision in a Karo-Kari case.
The editorial further stated that two women of the Mahar tribe had allegedly been killed by their parents for having ‘illicit relations’ with men of the Jagirani tribe.
The Jagiranis were fined a total of Rs2.4m for ‘kidnapping’ and ‘having illicit relations’ with the women. The jirga was apparently held to settle a potentially explosive tribal dispute, but while both parties accepted its decision, astonishingly, no one was penalised for murdering the women. Even more shocking, an MNA, the PML-F’s Ghous Baksh Mahar, presided over the jirga.