Supreme Court Constitutes Committee for Amal Death Case Today
The Supreme Court on Tuesday constituted a committee that will decide the necessary arrangements for police training, regulations, and the treatment of injured individuals in hospitals. The court will hear a case pertaining to the death of 10-year-old a girl in Karachi.
Amal Umer, who was a 10-year-old girl, was shot by a stray bullet by a police officer as he tried to encounter a thief in Karachi’s Akhtar Colony area.
The committee will also be responsible for determining the results and people responsible for Amal’s case, as per court’s orders. The committee organized by the supreme court (SC) will include Advocate General Sindh, Lateef Khosa, Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan, and Advocate Umaima.
Furthermore, the court adviser in the Amal death case will be Latif Khosa, who has stated that the free-use of firearms by police officers should be reviewed immediately.
As soon as the decision was announced, Amal’s father, Umer thanked the Supreme Court and Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) for taking high notice of this case.
“We want to thank the Supreme Court and CJP for taking notice of the incident and ordered an inquiry into the matter,” said Umer.
“Our daughter will not come back to life but we want the problems [that led to her death] to be eradicated. We want laws to be passed to solve the issues, be them at the police’s end or the hospital,” he further added.
“We shouldn’t address things when a tragedy occurs, even though we have already faced this strategy,” Amal’s father concluded.
The deceased child’s mother, Beenish has revealed that they want to know if the police officers are being properly trained or assessed.
The bullet that hit Amal was from an AK-47 and was fired by a policeman while he was trying to kill a bandit, who had already robbed the 10-year-old’s family just a few minutes before Amal got shot. The family was waiting for the traffic light to leave the area as they heard a gunshot noise and saw little Amal bleeding in the back seat, on the eve of Independence Day.
After Amal’s parents raised the issue, it was immediately highlighted by the media. This is when the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar took suo moto notice of the incident and fixed the matter for hearing on September 25.