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SHC summons DIG investigation to submit report

SHC summons DIG investigation to submit report

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday directed the Karachi Police Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Investigation to appear in person in the next hearing and submit a detailed report on targeted killings in the metropolis.
The SHC division bench comprising Chief Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Syed Hasan Azhar Rizvi issued the order while hearing a constitutional petition filed by Syed Mohammad Iqbal Kazmi seeking to curb targeted killing incidents in Karachi.

ZAB reference challenged in SHC, but will President Obama testify?

KARACHI – The reference filed by President Asif Ali Zardari in the Supreme Court for reopening the case of the “judicial murder” of former premier Zulfikar Ali Bhutto has been challenged in the Sindh High Court (SHC) on the grounds that two prior Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)-led governments did not bother to take any such initiative, and such a reference will weaken the judiciary.
President Zardari, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, Federal Law Ministry, US President Barrack

Reference challenged in SHC

KARACHI – A reference, filed by the federation seeking reopening the Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s “judicial murder” case, has been challenged in the Sindh High Court (SHC). In a constitutional petition, lawyer Sohail Hameed stated that Bhutto’s daughter, Benazir Bhutto, had twice formed government but had never taken initiative to get the case reopened.
The petitioner accused the government that it had some political intention behind issuing such a reference, adding that instead of

Fuel price hike challenged in SHC

KARACHI – A constitutional petition was filed in the Sindh High Court on Friday against the government’s announcement of increase in prices of petroleum products by 10 percent. The petition was filed by Iqbal Haider pleading the court that the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) be restrained over hiking of petroleum prices and such acts termed illegal and unconstitutional.
The petitioner had already filed the petition on that same issue recently but the government took back

Vote of confidence – SHC wants answers with or without Gilani

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday issued notices to the deputy attorney general and other respondents in a constitutional plea seeking a fresh vote of confidence from the National Assembly for Prime Minister (PM) Yousuf Raza Gilani.
Petitioner Rasheed Akhund, an advocate of the Supreme Court who had also moved the court against President Asif Ali Zardari holding dual offices, appeared before a division bench headed by Chief Justice Mushir Alam and submitted

SHC told not to worry – CDGK, dairy farmers figuring milk prices out

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday adjourned proceedings on the constitutional petition regarding increase in milk price, after it was told that negotiations for the reduction in prices were being held between dairy farmers and the city government. The SHC division bench comprising Chief Justice Musheer Alam and Justice Syed Hassan Azhar Rizvi was hearing the case, where Advocate Manzoor Ahmed, counselling on behalf of the City District Government Karachi (CDGK), appeared

From the courtroom – SHC wants police, customs officer booked in murder case

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday ordered registration of a murder case against Thatta district police officers and a custom officer allegedly involved in torturing a person to death. The SHC division bench comprising Justice Athar Saeed and Justice Irfan Sadat Khan was hearing a petition filed by Ilyas Babar, who had submitted that a police party headed by DSP Manzoor Ahmed and Inspector Ibraheem Pitai along with customs officer Mitha Khan had entered his house in Thatta

FROM THE COURTROOM – 155 lower staff of Edu Dept to be reinstated as SHC declares termination illegal

KARACHI – As many as 155 lower-grade employees of the Sindh Education and Literacy Department, who were appointed by former Chief Minister Arbab Ghulam Rahim and sacked by the Qaim Ali Shah-led government, were reinstated on Friday by the Sindh High Court (SHC). In its verdict, an SHC division bench comprising Justice Shahid Anwar Bajwa and Justice Tufail H. Ibrahim declared the Sindh Education and Literacy Department’s orders to terminate these employees as illegal, and ordered the

Hike in milk prices: SHC issues notices to CS, CDGK while Administrator summons meeting

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday issued notices to the Sindh chief secretary, City District Government Karachi and other respondents on a constitutional petition seeking implementation of consumer laws across the province and government action against the price hike in different edible items, including milk and milk products. Rana Faiz-ul-Hassan of the United Human Rights had moved a constitutional petition in which he stated that court had issued directions to the Sindh

SHC orders inquiry into Hyderabad jail fiasco

KARACHI – Sindh High Court (SHC) Chief Justice Musheer Alam on Thursday directed District and Sessions Judge Fahim Ahmed Siddiqui to conduct a detailed inquiry into the Hyderabad Central Prison incident.
Alam also directed the authorities concerned for the proper treatment of the prisoners injured in the mayhem that left at least seven prisoners dead and more than seventy seriously wounded. Taking notice of the incident, the SHC chief justice had directed the Hyderabad district

SHC orders appointment of 42 doctors on contract basis

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday ordered the provincial government to immediately issue appointment orders on contract basis to 42 doctors, who had passed the Sindh Public Service Commission examination three years ago.
The SHC division bench comprising Justice Shahid Anwer Bajwa and Justice Tufail H Ibrahim passed the directive after hearing arguments from both sides. Petitioners Dr Farzana and Dr Nazar Bhagat had filed a constitutional petition through their

SHC moved for implementation of consumer laws

KARACHI – A constitutional petition was filed on Wednesday in the Sindh High Court for the implementation of consumer laws in Sindh. Rana Faiz ulHassan of United Human Rights moved the petition, stating that the court had issued directions to the Sindh government to implement the consumer protection law in Sindh, but till now, no concrete measures had been taken.
The petitioner argued that due to the absence of consumer law, citizens are being adversely affected. The prices of

SHC summons CS, Cooperative Housing Authority officials

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday issued summon orders for the Sindh Chief Secretary, Cooperative Societies Secretary among others seeking explanation on a constitutional petition regarding corruption and mismanagement in different cooperative housing society schemes.
The SHC division bench headed by Justice Maqbool Baqar after hearing preliminary arguments by the petitioner issued notice to the respondents and directed them to submit their comments on the next

SHC annuls Sindh CM’s summary for land allotment to peasant women

KARACHI -The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday declared the chief minister’s summary to allot forest land to peasant women as illegal and affirmed the forest land is a national asset. A division bench, comprising Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Imam Bux Baloch, passed the verdict, allowing Indus Development Organisation (IDO)’s constitutional petition that sought declaration of CM’s order as invalid. IDO head Zain Dawood Potha moved the petition through his counsel Qazi Ali Ather

FROM THE COURTROOM – SHC seeks reports on targeted killings

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday directed the interior secretary, home secretary and Sindh inspector general of police (IGP) to submit detailed reports on targeted killings at a date to be fixed later. A division bench headed by Chief Justice Mushir Alam was hearing a constitutional petition filed by Human Rights Commission South Asia (HRCSA) representative Iqbal Kazmi, seeking to end targeted killings in Karachi.
On behalf of the Pakistan Rangers Sindh director

President’s dual office case – SHC reissues notices to federal govt, AG

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday reissued notices to the federal government and the Attorney General (AG) seeking their explanations on a constitutional petition regarding dual offices held by the president of the country.
A three-member bench comprising Chief Justice Mushir Alam, Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Maqbool Baqir issued the notices again to the respondents for the next hearing, as no representative on behalf of the federal government appeared before

SHC issues notices in ailing convicts’ case

KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday issued notices to secretaries of the Finance, Health, and Planning & Development (P&D) departments, as well as the Sindh Prisons inspector general (IG), while hearing a petition moved by Syed Iqbal Kazmi, seeking medical treatment for inmates across the province suffering from HIV/AIDS.
SHC judge Justice Ghulam Sarwar Korai also ordered the Prisons IG to appear in person in the next hearing to be held on March 16. The applicant

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