Karachi: Saif, 4 others issued warrant for torturing Asif Zardari
KARACHI: Additional district and sessions judge (South), Irfan Siddiqui, on Thursday issued non–bailable warrants (NBW) against the accused allegedly involved torturing President Asif Ali Zardari in CIA centre, the court adjourned till 29th September. As per detail, during the hearing of the case, the said court issued directives to the police to produce the accused allegedly involved in torturing Asif Ali Zardari under the police custody. The accused included former IG Sindh Police Rana Maqbool, Chairman NAB Saifur Rahman, his brother Mujeebur Rahman, former SP Karachi Central Jail Najaf Mirza and DIG Karachi Farooq Ameen Qureshi.
The investigation officer told the court that the nominated accused were out of the country and requested for more time to produce them. The court adjourned the hearing till 29th September.
According to the prosecution, the victim was taken to the Karachi prison illegally where he was brutally tortured on the directives of the said accused. Later, on the directives of the court, the case of the incident was registered with the Artillery Police Station. Meanwhile, the notification for hike in power tariff has been challenged in the Sindh High Court through a petition filed by one Iqbal Kazmi. The petitioner has made the KESC, Secretary Water and Power and WAPDA respondent in the case.
The petitioner submitted in his plea that only provincial authorities were entitled to increase the power tariff and, according to the constitution, federal government has no right to take such initiative.