Former Balochistan provincial high court chief justice was fatally shot on Friday morning outside a mosque, authorities confirmed.
Muhammad Noor Meskanzai was shot by assailants outside a mosque in the Kharan neighbourhood, seriously injuring him, Kharan Superintendent of Police Asif Halim. 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 on the passing of the “fearless judge,” saying his services were “unforgettable.”
According to Bizenjo, “the country cannot be intimidated by the cowardly actions of the enemies of peace.”
The Riba-based financial system was ruled to be incompatible with Sharia by a key judgement 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.
Ajmal Kakar was reported by Dawn as stating, “We strongly condemn this crime and demand that killers must immediately be arrested and brought to court.”
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 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).