ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on Tuesday that the responsibility of Saturday’s deadly bombing which had claimed 87 lives in Quetta fell on the Federal government, DawnNews reported.
A three-member bench of the apex court led by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was hearing the case.
Justice Iftikhar remarked during the hearing the Governor of Balochistan should have met with dignitaries in order to find a solution to the problems.
He further said the the ex-chief minister Nawab Aslam Raisani was held responsible for the previous attack (Quetta's Alamdar road blast) adding that why should the Prime Minister and Governor not accept responsibility for the recent incident.
The bench adjourned the hearing on the case until tomorrow (Feb 20) and directed the intelligence agencies to submit their report by Tuesday evening.
Earlier during the hearing the court had summoned the Interior and Defence Secretaries.
Giving his remarks, CJ said that the previous attack in Quetta’s Alamdar Road was a good opportunity to conduct a clean-up operation.
He further said that law enforcement and intelligence agencies had failed and that the federal and provincial government did not take the necessary steps to improve the situation.
Moreover, he inquired regarding the steps that the government had taken until now. And about the truck which was used in the Kirani road blast.
The advocate General Balochistan Amanullah Kinrani replied that the four suspected terrorist were killed in an operation conducted near Quetta earlier on Tuesday and engine and chassis number of the truck were under examination.