KARACHI – The Supreme Court on Saturday issued the interim order in the Karachi law and order case.

In its order, a larger bench of the apex court, observed that the Rangers and police had prior information of the Abbas Town conspiracy, but they still did not do anything.

The order stated that the intelligence bureau had already informed the Rangers and police that the conspiracy of bombing Abbas Town had been hatched, but both the security agencies did nothing. It detailed that the reports from the sensitive agencies, through which the police and Rangers had been informed beforehand, did include information about a possible attack on Abbas Town.

The reply from the Rangers director general and former IG Police about the IB report was not satisfactory, the court order noted. Prima facie, there’s no cooperation between the institutions; only after integrating the exchange of intelligence and cooperation could terrorism be trampled.

The court, while expressing dissatisfaction over a Sindh government report on the Abbas Town tragedy, called the report afresh. Also, the ISI, MI as well as the interior secretary were directed to submit their report with the court within three days.

The larger bench, while issuing an order for setting up of 15 to 20 anti-terrorism courts in Karachi, observed that the situation could be improved through deciding cases abruptly and brining the culprits to justice.

The court also ordered that a team comprising honest and eligible officers be formed to investigate the bombing. It also instructed that the affected people be given compensation and suitable accommodation.