Pak Supreme Court says ISI answerable to Balochistan Govt

March 8th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Mar 8(ANI): Pakistan’s Supreme Court has said that the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and other spy agencies of the country are answerable to the government as well as to the courts.

During a hearing of the missing persons’ case on Tuesday, the Supreme Court directed the Balochistan government to contact the intelligence agencies regarding the issue, the Dawn reports.

Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry directed the Chief Secretary, Balochistan, to submit a report regarding the local government elections and the missing lawyers within four weeks.

The apex court said the ISI as well as other Pakistani intelligence agencies were answerable to the Balochistan government and the courts.

During the hearing, the CJ Chaudhry remarked that despite the prevailing law and order situation in the province, authorities had failed to apprehend a significant number of suspects involved in target killings and kidnappings for ransom.

Advocate General, Balochistan, told the court that 244 people had been killed in the province in 2010, and that the provincial government had compensated the affected families. (ANI)

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