CJP Saqib Nisar Reviews 12th May Karachi Violence Case

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KARACHI: CJP Saqib Nisar is reviewing the case of violence that occurred 12 May, 2007, in Karachi.

CJP Saqib Nisar summoned the case file of the 12th May, 2007, bloodshed that happened in Karachi. The violence had claimed lives of over two dozens and more than that were injured in the provincial capital.

Firstly a Fateha was recited for the souls of the deceased at the Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry. The top judge also issued an order to hold a ‘QuranKhawani’ for the incident of 12th May, 2007.


Addressing Barrister Faisal Siddiqi, CJP Saqib Nisar asked him whether the case had been investigated or not. To which Barrister Faisal replied that the case hearing is ongoing in the Sindh High Court. To which the Chief Justice asked him the case number and summoned the case file so he could review it.

The massacre which claimed around 27 lives and injured more than 140 people, was due to a clash between two opposing parties. The business vein of Karachi, Shahrah-e-Faisal gave the view of a battlefield with cars set on fire. This was due to the arrival of Former Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Iftikhar Chaudry, who had to address a lawyer’s convention.

The parties had open fired on each other, looted several shops in the vicinity and set fire to transports. Former Chief Justice, Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudry was confined the Airport Lounge on that date. He had to return to the capital without addressing the lawyer’s convention at Sindh High Court.

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