QUETTA - Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has said that a larger bench of the Supreme Court will be formed soon to conduct hearing into issue of violation of fundamental human rights in Balochistan. Addressing Conference on Environmental Law 2011 at a local hotel on Friday, the chief justice expressed his concern over the recovery of decomposed bodies of missing persons and said that with the efforts of Supreme Court (SC) 95 missing persons have been recovered. He informed that all evidences in connection with lawlessness and violation of fundamental rights in Balochistan would be gathered and reviewed, adding that it was the responsibility of federal and provincial governments to ensure security to the life and property of the citizens. The chief justice said the petition on missing persons was under hearing in the Balochistan High Court while the BHC had also taken suo moto notice of Mastung and Aktharabad tragedies. A senior judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Shakirullah Jan, has been hearing the cases pertaining to missing persons, he added. He also held law and order situation in Karachi unsatisfactory. The CJ also expressed his concern over the decline in forest cover in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunknwa and urged the executive to ensure the implementation of existing laws on environment protection. He said the Constitution of 1973 empowers the central and provincial legislatures to formulate laws for the protection of its citizens; however, there is no specific provision therein on the protection of environment. However, he said the existing legislation covers a wide range of subjects, including hazardous substances, health, forestry, landscape, water, air, soil and land. The chief justice said the proper implementation and enforcement of environmental laws is not possible until and unless all the three organs of the government i.e. the Legislature, the Executive and the Judiciary play their respective roles. Commenting over Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkwa, CJ Chaudhry said the provinces have vast mountain and forests areas. These mountains and forests not only add to the beauty of nature but are also sources of rain, water, weather protection and livelihood. Balochistan High Court Chief Justice Qazi Faez Essa and Balochistan High Court Bar Association President Zahoor Shahwani advocate also addressed on the occasion.