Monday, December 5

Tag: Court

Court rejects acquittal plea of former BDA chief in graft case

QUETTA:Munawar Shahwani, a Judge Accountability Court (AC) Quetta, on Wednesday rejected an application filed by former Chairman of Balochistan Development Authority (BDA) Anwar Sadat pleading acquittal from the corruption case.   Former Chairman BDA is facing a reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau Balochsitan in a massive corruption in the construction of Zhob Mir Ali Khel Road project. Zameer Chalgari appeared on behalf of NAB Balochistan.   As per NAB’s investigation into the construction of the road project, ex-Chairman BDA Sadat Anwar, former Additional Chief Secretary Development Ali Zaheer Hazara misused their powers and illegally transferred and handed over the Mir Ali Khel road construction project to Balochistan Development Authority (BDA) f...

ATC awards 32-year jail term to white Corolla gang member

KARACHI:An anti-terrorism (ATC) court on Wednesday awarded a 32-years jail term to a white Corolla car gang member in robbery, police encounter and attempted murder case.   The ATC announced the verdict against Ali Edan, one of the active members of White-Corolla robbers gang looting passengers coming from Karachi airport. The court also imposed a fine of Rs200,000 against the accused and issued a arrest warrant for fugitive accused Arif.   According to the police, accused Edan, along with his accomplices, used to rob passengers coming from the airport in a white Corolla car. Police had tried to stop accused Edan but he opened fire on the police party and in retaliatory action, he was arrested. The police revealed that the accused used to rob the passengers coming fro...

SHC orders implementation of 5% job quota for disabled

KARACHI:The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday ordered the Sindh government to ensure implementation of 5% job quota for disabled persons.   The high court bench, headed by Justice Nadeem Akhtar, hearing a plea seeking recruitment on blind and disabled quota, ordered the Sindh government to implement a 5% disability quota.   The court rejected the Sindh government's report which stated it has given government jobs to 75 people with disabilities. All disabled applicants should be given jobs, the court ordered the government.   If an applicant is not eligible for government employment, the full reason should be told to the court, the court said. “The 102 more disabled and blind people of Sindh should be provided government jobs,” Justice Nadeem Akhtar remarked...

Medical Tests controversy: SHC rejects contempt of court plea

KARACHI:The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday dismissed a contempt of court plea pertaining to the controversy between Sindh government and federal government over medical colleges and universities admission tests.   The contempt of court plea, for non-compliance with the court order, was moved by Muhammad Jibran Nasir, who is counsel for students against separate medical tests by federal and Sindh governments.   The petitioner stated that a new test date had been announced without forming an academic board. The court order has been implemented, a lawyer of Pakistan Medical Commission replied to the petitioner. Academic board has also been formed. The board has approved the syllabus, said PMC lawyer.   “How did contempt happen when the board re-examined the...

Census results: SHC gives final chance to PBS committee to file report

KARACHI:The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday gave final chance to the census committee of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) to submit its report regarding the census results by December 15; otherwise the court would decide the matter itself.   A two-member bench of SHC, comprising Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Arshid Hussain Khan, heard the constitutional petition filed by Pasban Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman Altaf Shakoor.   It was submitted before the court by respondents that a census committee of PBS led by federal minister for ports and shipping Ali Zaidi had met six times but failed to reach any conclusion.   The court gave the committee a last chance and ordered it to file its report by December 15; otherwise the court will decide the ...

Women rape cases: Police submits proposal to form SOPs for investigations

KARACHI:The Sindh Police on Tuesday submitted its plans to the Sindh High Court (SHC) pertaining to the establishing of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to investigate the women abuse cases.   In its suggestions, the police said the identity of sexual assault victim will be kept strictly confidential and the filing of report or taking of statement of a crime of rape, sodomy or sexual assault will be ensured in a separate room so that the face and voice of the person could be kept covered.   It is also proposed that the investigation officer or any other police official will ensure that the names of the victims or any other information which would lead to their identification by the public will not be disclosed to the media and other third parties.   The...