Friday, February 3

Tag: Sindh High Court

SHC summons LG Secretary over lack of anti-dog bite vaccinations

KARACHI:The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday summoned secretary Local Government Sindh in a case pertaining to the lack of the anti-dog bite vaccinations at the government hospitals. A SHC bench heard a petition against the unavailability of anti-dog vaccinations and the increasing number of dog bite cases in the Sindh province. The SHC ordered the secretary to apprise the court about the availability of the anti-rabies vaccines. The secretary has been directed to submit a detailed report regarding proceedings over the legislation related to neutering stray dogs in the province. Later, the court adjourned the hearing until 28 January.

SHC notices home dept, others on petition against acid sale

KARACHI:The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday issued notices to the Sindh chief secretary, the home secretary, and other officials on a petition against the sale of acid. A two-member bench of the SHC, headed by Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar, heard the petition filed by an acid attack survivor, Ahmar Iqbal. The petitioner stated that the acid is being sold openly at multiple shops across the Sindh province in violation of laws. He requested the court to issue orders to stop the sale of this dangerous chemical. Justice Mazhar remarked: "Acid is also being used for washing clothes and cleaning washroom." The petitioner's lawyer argued that cleaning acid sold around the world is not so dangerous. But, acid sold in Pakistan is dangerous. The lawyer said that they want a ban on the ...

SHC extends interim bail to ex-CM Sindh

KARACHI:Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday extended the interim bail of ex-CM Sindh Sayed Qaim Ali Shah till February 25. A SHC bench, headed by Justice Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro, heard the case related to illegal allotment of land in Kandhkot against former Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah. The inquiry was conducted by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) over alleged illegal allotment of land in Kandhkot. During the hearing, NAB prosecutor told the court that an intervening reference has been filed against the accused in an accountability court in Sukkur. He said that Qaim Ali Shah's name was not included in the intervening reference, but a supplementary reference will be filed against Qaim Ali Shah by the NAB. The NAB prosecutor told the court that the government released R...

SHC orders action against policemen involved in fake encounter

KARACHI:Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday ordered action against a police team for committing a fake encounter in Karachi’s Superhighway area last year.   A two-member bench of the SHC heard a petition against fake encounter and directed the SSP concerned to take action against the policemen involved in the 2019 encounter in which one person was killed while two others injured. “The police’s kind of encounter is dramatic,” the court observed.   The bench wondered if 12 bullets hit one of the suspects in the chest but not a single cop got injured in the purported shootout. “When no bullet was fired from the opposite direction, why did cops fire so many bullets?” asked a member of the bench.   The court ordered the SSP concerned to take action against the pol...

SHC moved against appointments of MCs, others

KARACHI:The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday summoned the secretary local bodies in person on a petition challenging the appointments of Municipal Commissioners (MCs) of District Municipal Corporation (DMC) West and Malir, and other government officials.   The high court bench heard a petition filed by a citizen challenging the appointments in local government and asked how appointments were made despite the Supreme Court decision.   The appointments of Ghulam Sarwar, Municipal Commissioner DMC West and Syed Jawad Hussain, Municipal Commissioner DMC Malir should be declared unlawful, the petitioner stated. The local government department, in violation of the Supreme Court decision, made appointments on own pay scale (OPS) basis, the petitioner said. The court, late...

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...