QUETTA - Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has directed for taking strict action to ensure security of people and their property without any discrimination.

He issued these instructions while hearing a suo moto case of Dr Ghulam Rasool in Supreme Court’s Quetta registry, here on Thursday.

Advocate General Balochistan Amanullah Kanrani, Provincial Home Secretary Naseebullah Bazai, Inspector General of Police Tariq Umar Khitab, DIG Operations Quetta Wazir Khan Nasir briefed Chief Justice about the case.

IG police Balochistan producing the report of the investigation of kidnapping of senior psychiatrist Ghulam Rasool apprised the court that investigation of kidnapping of Dr Ghulam Rasool’s case was being conducted extensively and the culprits involved would be arrested soon.

DIG Operations Balochistan stated that hectic efforts were made due to which the accused persons had no option but to release the abductee.

Naseebullah Khan Bazai stated that it was one of the cases, which was taken as a challenge by the agencies.

The court was informed that in many cases, wherein innocent citizens were abducted for ransom at gun-point and also by using unathorised imported vehicles in the province.

Chief Justice expressed his resentment over the report and directed IG Police and provincial Home Secretary for taking necessary steps to provide safety to the life and the property of the people.

He remarked that kidnapped persons paid ransom amount to secure their release.

“Where is the writ of government? If there is any writ of government it will be accepted when the kidnappees are released without paying ransom and the accused are arrested”, he remarked.

He directed effective crackdown should be carried out against criminals regardless of how influential they might be because nobody was above the law.

Iftikhar ordered for recovering illegal arms and ammunition by adhering to the provisions of surrender of Illicit Arms Act, 1991 and also by launching a campaign to impound unauthorised vehicles plying on the roads.

He directed the Secretary Excise to put up a comprehensive report showing that how many vehicles have been registered by the Excise and Taxation Department throughout the province in accordance with the Motor Vehicle Ordinance, 1965.

Later, the hearing was adjourned till September 3rd.