Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has said that protection to public lives and properties should be ensured at all costs and indiscriminate action must be taken against criminals in Balochistan. Chief Justice gave these remarks while reviewing the proceedings on cases of kidnapping for ransom in his chamber at SC’s Quetta registry here on Thursday. He directed for launching search operations and crack downs against the criminals involved in sabotaging peace of the province and killing innocent citizens and destroying their properties. CJ Iftikhar Muhammad Chuadhry expressed dissatisfaction over the non recovery of the abducted Dr Ghulam Rasool and said that writ of the government would be established when the kidnapped persons were recovered safely and without payment of ransom. The Home Secretary briefed the Chief Justice on the measures being taken by the provincial government to maintain law and order situation. He said that ongoing law and order situation in Balochistan was adequate and there doesn’t seem writ of the government in the province. Hearing of various cases regarding kidnapping for ransom was later adjourned till September 03, 2012.