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SC orders listing all ‘missing people’ in intelligence custody

SC orders listing all ‘missing people’ in intelligence custody

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the attorney general and the SC Registrar’s Office to compile a list of all missing persons against whom evidence was available that they were in custody of intelligence agencies.
A three-member bench – comprising Justice Raja Fayyaz Ahmed, Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali and Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa – sought the list so that the court could order registration of criminal cases against those responsible. The court noted that

Court orders police to register FIR against PML-N MPA

LAHORE – An additional district and sessions judge on Thursday directed the police to register a case against PMLN MPA Saif-u-Malook Khokhar on giving a bogus cheque for Rs 20.5 million. The court issued the order on an application filed by a woman, Salamat.
She said that she sold 94.18 kanals of land to Malook who delivered her a cheque for Rs 20.5 million in payment, which was dishonored. She requested the court to pass an order for registration of an FIR against the MPA.

NAB chief defying SC’s orders on Sharmila

ISLAMBAD – Despite repeated reminders, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (r) Deedar Hussain Shah has not submitted comments to the Supreme Court of Pakistan on the alleged disqualification of Sharmila Farooqi, adviser to the Sindh chief minister.
A well-placed source said for the past four months, the NAB chairman had “turned a deaf ear” to the SC order to submit comments on Sharmila’s disqualification decided in a plea-bargain case on April 28, 2001. The

Gillani orders inquiry into ‘visa scam’

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani on Monday ordered an immediate inquiry into the news reports about the Foreign Ministry’s visa scam alleging the involvement of ministry’s officials in the issuance of introductory letters to unauthorised people for obtaining visas for different countries.
Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir also regretted the press reports on alleged visa scam and said a formal inquiry had been ordered into the allegations. He added that it was

‘Punjab chief minister violating court orders’

LAHORE – Former Punjab chief minister and Pakistan Muslim League Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q) senior central leader Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has said that on one hand, Punjab’s chief minister is violating the orders of the Supreme Court by obstructing the arrest of a fugitive and, on the other hand, his elder brother Nawaz Sharif is talking about the supremacy of the judiciary.
In a press statement released in Lahore on Thursday, he added that by obeying the ad-hoc CM and not arresting fake

Swiss govt orders freeze on any Ben Ali funds

GENEVA – The Swiss government on Wednesday ordered a freeze on any funds that might be held by Tunisia’s ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in Switzerland, Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey said.
The three-year blocking order announced after a regular cabinet meeting followed domestic political pressure as well as legal action by Tunisian exiles in Switzerland this week.
The Federal Council “decided to block with immediate effect any possible funds in Switzerland of

CAA orders inquiry against flight inspector working for two employers

KARACHI – The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has ordered an official inquiry into the conduct of its Flight Inspector Capt Shafqat Mehmood for violating the CAA Rules by operating scheduled flights of Airblue as a line pilot.
Mehmood is charged with deliberately violating CAA Rules for monetary gains from Airblue Ltd, liable for a penal sentence under Rule 333 of the CAA Rules 1994.
Pakistan Today has learnt that airline had agreed to hire Mehmood for making illegal flights

Onion orders mired in red tape

LAHORE – Vegetable exporters and traders have not received relief in the embargo on onion exports through land route, as dialogue between the federal secretary commerce and representatives of vegetable exporters failed on Friday.
Sources privy to the meeting disclosed that the federal secretary commerce had asked the vegetable exporters to provide letters from the chief collector customs indicating that the onion orders were booked before the imposition of ban and that payments

SC orders rental power companies to return money

ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Thursday directed rental power companies to return the money they took in advance from the Government of Pakistan to set up power generation projects but failed to do so.
The court particularly directed Techno Power Plant to return Rs780 million it took in advance from the government of Pakistan for producing electricity but could not so far initiated the project. A three-member bench of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam

SECP issues orders and warning letters

ISLAMABAD – The securities market division of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) penalised market participants for violation of fair market practices, by issuing three orders in the month of December 2010.
The enforcement action has been taken to foster a transparent and efficient securities market and to safeguard the investors’ interest, according to a press statement adding that the copies of all the orders are available on SECP’s website.
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Cm’s orders disobeyed – Services Hospital’s service lane still not broadened

Lahore – The emergency entrance of the Services Hospital has not yet been broadened despite Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaaz Sharif’s approval. Many critical patients continue to suffer and often die in the ambulances, owing to the choked service lane.
Almost a year has passed that the CM granted the amendment of the slip lane adjacent to Services Hospital, but the city administration has failed to implement CM’s orders. Patients continue to face difficulty in receiving first

Malik orders probe into report on Benazir Bhutto’s conspiracy

ISLAMABAD – The Interior Ministry has formed a joint investigation team (JIT) to probe into the veracity of a news item carried in a section of the media regarding the conspiracy of Benazir Bhutto’s murder.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik said a judicial commission would also be appointed to probe the news item if the need arose.
The minister said the report on Benazir’s murder had not been made public as yet. Once the report was presented to the PPP CEC, the future course

Iran court orders acid attacker to ‘lose eye, ear’

TEHRAN – An Iranian court has ruled that a man must lose an eye and an ear after he blinded and burnt an ear of another man in an acid attack, newspapers reported on Wednesday.
Judge Aziz Mohammadi gave the order against the man, who was only identified as Hamid, after convicting him of the throwing acid on the victim, named as Davoud, said the hardline Kayhan newspaper.
The judge also ordered Hamid to pay blood-money for the burn injuries suffered by Davoud, in a ruling

DCO orders food quality control

LAHORE – DCO Lahore Ahad Khan has directed to check the premises of 38 marriage halls, whereas food samples of 65 different restaurants and food companies have been sent to laboratories for inspection by District Food Inspector Dr Masood Ashraf.
Challans for substandard food items will be presented in courts for hearing, while 13 premises have been issued corrective measure notifications.

Sindh High Court orders removal of inept DCOs

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday directed the provincial government to dismiss Kambar Shahdadkot District Coordination Officer (DCO) Ghulam Qadir along with all the DCOs in the province without the required qualification.
District Management Group Officer Gul Hassan Channa had filed a constitutional petition under Article No 199 of the Constitution through his counsel, Advocate Abrar Hassan, challenging the direction of the Sindh government on the appointment of

SC orders crackdown on fraud housing schemes

LAHORE – A full bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Punjab Housing secretary to crackdown on bogus housing societies which were looting people, as there was no mechanism to monitor such schemes.
The bench directed that Lahore Development Authority (LDA) must ensure, before sanctioning approval to any housing scheme, that its roads, passages, and thoroughfares gave access to public.
The court was hearing a human rights case moved by Azeemullah against Venice

Courts’ orders clash: Two DHA staffers charged with contempt

LAHORE – Defence Housing Authority (DHA) director transfer and DHA secretary ended up being charged with contempt of an accountability court as a result of a clash between the orders passed by two courts over a property transfer.
A case was being heard in the court of additional district and session judge over the transfer of a plot 276-K DHA Phase-1 between Chaudhry Salman Ashraf and Muhammad Ashiq. The court passed an order to transfer the plot in the name of Salman. Ashiq, a