Demand of Governor’s Rule: SHC seeks comprehensive report

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday directed federal and provincial governments to file comprehensive reports on a petition seeking Governor’s Rule in Sindh in view of alleged failure of Sindh government to protect life and property of people.

SHC bench was hearing the petition filed by Moulvi Iqbal Haider, a practicing lawyer and chairman of his party Awami Himayat Tehreek-e-Pakistan, who requested the court to direct the President of Pakistan to impose the Governor’s Rule in the province under Article 234 of Pakistan’s Constitution or enhance the powers of law enforcers considering Article 245.

Earlier, the petitioner submitted that the Rangers were performing smoothly to curb the terrorism in Karachi under its special powers. The Sindh government had delayed to extend the powers to harbour the terrorists and provide shelters to them.

The petitioner submitted that the situation would be out of control if the Rangers are not allowed to take action against corrupt elements, terrorists and their facilitators. He stated that Sindh government had failed to protect life and property of people; therefore, the President should announce the emergency in the province and impose Governor’s Rule under Article 234 of Constitution of Pakistan.