Sindh Govt constitutes JIT to probe May 12 carnage

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Sindh government has constituted a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe the May 12 carnage which left several dead in 2007 in Karachi, Dunya News reported on Friday.

Additional Inspector General of Police, Karachi Range will head the JIT. The JIT has been is tasked to submit its report to Sindh High Court (SHC) within two weeks.

The Sindh High Court on September 11 had ordered the formation of a Joint Investigation Team to probe the May 12 carnage in the port city in 2007 in which several people were killed.

A two-member bench comprising Justice Iqbal Kalhoro and Justice K.K Agha had also directed the formation of a judicial tribunal to scrutinise the case.

More than 50 people were killed and over 100 injured in the attacks on rallies by different political parties and lawyers who had attempted to receive the then deposed chief justice, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi ahead of a lawyers’ gathering.