A former chief judge of Pakistan’s Balochistan province’s highest court was fatally shot outside a mosque on Friday, according to police authorities.
Muhammad Noor Meskanzai was shot by assailants outside a mosque in the Kharan neighborhood, seriously injuring him, Kharan Superintendent of Police Asif Halim informed Dawn.
The story said that the former chief justice was transferred to a local hospital and later passed away from his wounds.
Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo expressed condolences on the passing of the “fearless judge,” saying his services were “unforgettable.”
Bizenjo, “the country cannot be intimidated by the cowardly actions of the enemies of peace.”
Maskanzai wrote the important decision that ruled against the Riba-based financial system.
Ajmal Khan Kakar, president of the Quetta Bar Association (QBA), strongly denounced Muskanzai’s murder. He said that the passing of the former judge had severely devastated every Pakistani citizen.
Dawn reported Ajmal Kakar stating, “We strongly condemn this tragedy and demand that the murderers be quickly arrested and brought to account.”
This occurs when 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 activities.
An Islamabad-based think tank claimed that the increase in terror incidents in Pakistan this year was due to Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan’s (now outlawed) resumption of attacks (TTP).
In a previous report citing the Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies, the Dawn stated that there were more terror attacks in September than in August this year (PICSS).
In comparison to August, there were 42 terrorist attacks in September, a 35% increase. The Pakistani think tank also noted an upsurge in the violence of 106% in the former Fata and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces (KP).
According to the research tank, the terrorists carried out 31 strikes throughout Pakistan in August of this year, resulting in 37 fatalities and 55 injuries.