In Pakistan’s Balochistan province, a former high court chief justice was assassinated on Friday in front of a mosque, according to police officials.
Muhammad Noor Meskanzai was shot by assailants outside a mosque in the Kharan neighbourhood, seriously injuring him, Kharan Superintendent of Police Asif Halim informed Dawn.
The story stated that the former chief justice was transferred to a local hospital, where he later passed away from his wounds.
Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo expressed condolences over the passing of the “fearless judge,” saying his services were “unforgettable.”
Bizenjo said that the “cowardly attacks of the enemies of peace cannot intimidate the nation”.
The important decision that ruled against the Riba-based financial system was written by Maskanzai.
Ajmal Khan Kakar, president of the Quetta Bar Association (QBA), strongly denounced Muskanzai’s murder. He claimed that the passing of the former judge had severely devastated every Pakistani citizen.
“We strongly condemn this incident and demand that the killers must immediately be arrest and brought to book,” Ajmal Kakar was quoted as saying by Dawn.
This occurs as the nation’s security situation continues to deteriorate.
Shahadat Hussain, Pakistan’s State Minister for Law, acknowledged earlier this month that there had been a significant rise in terrorist operations.
An Islamabad-based think group said that the increase in terror occurrences in Pakistan this year was due to the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan’s (now proscribed) resumption of assaults (TTP).
In a previous report quoting the Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies, the Dawn stated that there were more terror attacks in September than there were in August of this year (PICSS).
In comparison to August, there were 42 terrorist acts in September, a 35% increase. The Pakistani think tank also noted an upsurge in violence of 106% in the former Fata and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces (KP).
According to the research tank, the terrorists carried out 31 strikes across Pakistan in August of this year, resulting in 37 fatalities and 55 injuries.