11 jailed in Karachi
KARACHI: The civil judge and judicial magistrate, East, Pervez-ul-Qadir Memon, on Monday remanded 11 persons in jail custody till July 28 on the charges of creating law and order situation, rioting and arson. Police had arrested Zahid Hussain, Abbas and nine others for allegedly setting a vehicle of the City District Government Karachi ablaze when Gulshan-i-Iqbal Town administration removed encroachments from a 10-acre piece meant for residential plots for the KDA employees and parks in front of the University of Karachi.
The prosecution said that a dozen of people had scuffled with town administration staff and set a CDGK vehicle alight when the staff tried to demolish hundreds of huts illegally built on the land. A case (FIR 299/08) was registered under Sections 147, 148, 149, 435 and 186 of the Pakistan Penal Code at the Gulistan-i-Jauhar police station.