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SC takes up fatal drag race case today

ISLAMABAD: A three-member Supreme Court bench will today take up a suo motu notice taken against loss of five precious lives in a car race in Rawalpindi, reportedly without permission from the district administration.
The bench will comprise Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday while Punjab Provincial Police Officer (PPO), Rawalpindi Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner will appear before the court.
They officials have been summoned to explain what legal action they took against those responsible for the tragedy. The SC took the notice of the incident after a TV channel’s report. The matter was also reported in sections of print media.
According to media reports, a car race competition had been arranged on Sunday (December 5, 2010) to promote motor sports in the country. One of the racing cars crashed into spectators after hitting the safety railing. Five people, including 11-year-old boy Asfand Yar was killed.
Asfand had written an essay in his English Paper on the subject “The Accident” just two days before his death. The said essay explains his premonition that he would die while watching a drag race.
Meanwhile, the same bench will also take up another suo motu notice taken against allotment of a 26.5-kanal plot at Diplomatic Enclave to Hamid Yar Harraj- Member of Parliamentary Accountability Committee and also chairman of Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Authority in violation of the CDA rules and policy in Dec 2007, when he was working as minister of State.
Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman will appear before the court along with record to explain as to how CDA allotted the plot.

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