KARACHI - Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has remarked no court can convict the accused person without evidence.

CJP was presiding over a 5-member larger bench of Supreme Court (SC) during the course of hearing of implementation of SC decision in Karachi violence case in apex court Karachi registry Wednesday.  Police chief Shahid Hayat filed police report in the court with respect to Karachi operation.  The CJP while expressing satisfaction over the report remarked that we will be satisfied only when the arrested culprits will be put to trial.

CJP inquired what were the evidence against the detained accused persons. The performance will go ineffective without evidence. No court can convict any accused without evidence. Sindh government, Rangers and police filed their performance reports on implementation of court's orders in Karachi operation in SC Karachi registry. It was said in the report presented in the court that 9000 persons found involved in target killing, terrorism, extortion of money, kidnapping for ransom and other cases have been arrested so far during operation started from September 5 in Karachi. Some 2293 illegal weapons, 115 hand grenades and 222 kilogram explosive material has been recovered from these accused.

The court was informed that 1386 cases were registered on account of illegal weapon and SHC has been requested to constitute 5 special courts in Karachi to hear the cases pertaining to illegal weapons.

It was told in the report presented by Additional IG Karachi that overall 5996 persons who were found involved in various cases were apprehended during the operation. As many as 236 among them were involved in target killing and murder cases, 15 in terrorism incidents, 49 in kidnapping for ransom, 92 in extortion of money and 2070 were nabbed under arms ordinance. 2175 pistols, 39 rifles, 43 Kalashnikovs, 3 LMG, 115 hand grenades and 222 kilogram explosive material was seized in different areas.

Home Department Sindh told the court through its report that 2120 persons involved in illegal arms cases were arrested during the operation. One special court each in all districts of Karachi be constituted so that challans in respect of illegal arms cases be presented before them.

Advocate General (AG) Sindh while presenting report told the court that Sindh government has cancelled licenses of over 40 arms dealers the licenses were cancelled for providing incorrect information to the government by them and their involvement in illegal activities.

The CJP remarked that illegal weapons are used in different cases.

Justice Jawwad S Khawaja inquired how Afghan SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is used in Pakistan.

Attorney General told the court Pakistani companies cannot block the SIMs of other countries. The matter of foreign SIMs has been put up before the federal government.

Advocate General (AG) told the court Sindh government was recruiting 200 new investigation officers. Investigation officer and prosecutors are scared. Prosecutor Abdul Maroof has already been attacked upon.

He stated before the court Naimat Ali Randhawa has been killed being associated with Wali Babar case. All the public prosecutors from Karachi are scared.

He told the court that Naimat Randhawa murder case is being transferred to other province. Decision for transferring Naimat Randhawa murder case to other province was taken in a meeting held under the Prime Minister. The home of Abdul Maroof who is prosecutor in Wali Babar murder case was also attacked upon.

The hearing of the case has been adjourned till today (Thursday).