ISLAMABAD - President of Hindu Council Ramesh Kumar on Friday informed the Supreme Court (SC) that PPP leader Khursheed Shah was among the accused who had encroached upon the land of Hindu community in Sukkur. Kumar levelled the allegations before a three-judge Bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar in a case pertaining to illegal occupation of the Hindu community’s land in Sindh. During the course of proceedings, Kumar claimed that according to his information, Khursheed Shah was also among those who had illegally occupied the land belonging to the Hindu community.

The land grabbers had not even vacated the land of late Justice Rana Bhagwandas, which they had occupied by using a fake power of attorney, he added. Kumar claimed that a Hindu dharamshala and cremation ground in Larkana had also been illegally occupied.

The court inquired about the worth of land, which had been allegedly encroached upon. Subsequently, the court sought a detailed report on the land occupied by land grabbers in Sindh and adjourned the case till December 3. The Bench also imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on the Advocate General due to his absence from the proceedings, which he would deposit in the dams fund. The CJP had also taken notice of encroachments on the properties of the Kalash tribe.

SC SEEKS REPORTS ABOUT DRUGS USAGE IN EDU INSTITUTIONS

The Supreme Court on Friday sought replies from all Secretary Interior and Home Secretaries of all the provinces regarding supply and usage of drugs in the educational institutions, within 10 days. A three-judge Bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar also directed provincial Inspectors General of Police to submit progress report on monthly basis. During the course of proceedings, the Chief Justice remarked that some black sheep in police were involved in selling of drugs in schools and colleges and the high-ups should take action against them.

The Deputy Inspector General (Operations) of Punjab Police informed the court that recently 50 cases had been registered after recovering of drugs from the educational institutions of Lahore only.  He, however, avoided to blame the administration of any school for the recovery of drugs.

The CJP remarked that he had seen girls sniffing ice drugs in colleges, which was question mark on the performance of authorities concerned. Meanwhile, the Advocate General Sindh sought adjournment of the case for submitting reply. The CJP observed that whenever he (AG) appeared before the Bench, he simply sought adjournment. Later, the court adjourned the case for 10 days.