Karachi: 2 ACLU accused remanded
KARACHI: East Judicial Magistrate Inam Ali Kalhoro remanded two members of the Anti Car Lifting Unit (ACLU) party accused in the murder of four visitors from Chaman to judicial custody till January 25. The Ferozabad police produced the accused, namely SHO Malik Irsahd and Police Constable Zafar Ali, while Police Constables Zahoor Khan, Zaheer Mirza and Noor Muhammad Shah are absconding. Remanding the two to judicial custody, the court directed the Investigation Officer of the case to submit the final charge sheet on the next hearing.
May 12 mayhem petition adjourned: A division bench of the Sindh High Court (SHC), comprising Justice Khilji Arif Hussain and Justice Arshad Noor Khan, adjourned the hearing of an application seeking a restoration of a petition pertaining to the May 12 incident in Karachi.
A social worker, Iqbal Kazmi, appealed to the SHC to hear a petition pertaining to the tragic May 12 incident in Karachi, stating that he was willing to put his life on the line. The petitioner stated that his applications, dated February 4 and April 9, ‘have been kept pending in cold storage by the PCO judges. The PCO judges delayed the hearing, affording former Sindh Chief Minister Arbab Ghulam Rahim an opportunity to flee the country, he submitted.
He said that he was subjected to extreme torture and was forced to withdraw the petition while in custody. “My family members and my own life is at stake but come what may, the case and petition shall be heard, as it is a matter of public interest,” he said.
After hearing his arguments, the bench referred the petition to the SHC Chief Justice for constitution of a larger bench, while also issuing notices to the Sindh Additional Advocate General and Deputy Attorney General for a date to be fixed later.
KBCA: Justice Amir Hani Muslim of the Sindh High Court (SHC) disposed off a constitutional petition against the illegal construction by the owner of a commercial flat complex, which was annexing a side street.
The petition was filed by Ali Town Residents Welfare Association President Abdul Qudoos, who claimed that the owner of Alfa Towers was encroaching upon a side street or lane, causing great inconvenience to the general public.
The bench, after hearing the counsel for the petitioner, restrained the respondent builder from raising further construction, while also ordering the Karachi Building Control Authority to demolish the illegal construction and submit a report before the bench.