This direction to LEAs is just ridiculous: ‘We direct LEAs to strive their level best to apprehend the fugitive/convict and to ensure that punishment is inflicted as per law and if found dead, his corpse be dragged to..Islamabad..and be hanged for 3 days’ (p.66)
PHC CJ Justice Waqar Seth wrote that,
“if found dead, the convict’s corpse should be dragged to D Chowk & hung for 3 days”
Justice Shahid Karim agreed with death penalty but disagreed with this point saying it doesn’t exist in law
Justice Nazar Akbar disagreed with death penalty
After all the judiciary has done in recent years to condemn police violence and brutality, they are now blatantly ordering LEAs to carry out such barbaric acts. Intolerance and madness has crawled into every institution. Such direction can have consequences well beyond this case.