The Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry on Wednesday ordered to register case against Balochistan Home Minister Mir Nasirullah Zehri and also remarked that if Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani does not want to implement the apex court orders then other options including imposition of emergency were available in the constitution. A three-judge bench of the apex court comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Jawad S. Khwaja was hearing a petition on the law and order situation and human rights violations in Balochistan at its Quetta registry. While in dialogue with Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s Principal Secretary Khushnood Lashari, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry remarked that if the prime minister does not want implementation of the Supreme Court’s orders, other options including emergency were available in the constitution. Further irked by the absence of the Balochistan Home Minister Mir Nasirullah Zehri, Justice Chaudhry ordered the interior secretary to register a case against him, adding that if Zehri did not want to appear before the court then he should be arrested and brought before the apex court. The chief justice remarked that the government is not following Article 148 of the Constitution despite repeated reminders. While addressing Khushnood Lashari, the CJ said that situation in the province is critical but government is not taking any steps according to the Constitution. “People are blaming Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Military Intelligence (MI), Frontier Corps (FC) and other law enforcement agencies,” the CJ said, adding that target killings are rampant in the province and police is helpless but no one is giving answers. On this, Khushnood Lashari replied that the government has initiated Aghaz-i-Haqooq-i-Balochistan Package on which the CJ asked him to visit the province to monitor the progress and said that peoples’ homes are burning. The CJ said the court can give up all important assignments to resolve Balochistan issue. Justice Khilji Arif asked the advocate general that how they can resolve the Balochistan issue as it is a burning matter. He remarked that they are trying to control this fire by playing our role. During the hearing, the chief justice again termed the province’s security situation as alarming. He said the provincial capital of Quetta had no-go areas and that police officers were not willing to work in Balochistan. Defence Secretary Nargis Sethi, Khushnood Lashari, DIG Balochistan, IG Police, Chief Secretary Balochistan and the Interior Secretary appeared before the court. The apex court expressed resentment as those involved continued to defy the court’s orders. Earlier, unable to satisfy the judges during the hearing of cases pertaining to missing persons in Balochistan, Deputy Attorney General (AG) Malik Sikander walked out of court and later submitted his resignation.