LAHORE - A division bench of Lahore High Court Monday granted bail to IT department head of ZARCO exchange company, AM Waqar, who was accused of tempering with the computer system. Barrister Syed Ali Zafar appeared on behalf of petitioner and argued that the IT head was only responsible to ensure that the network and the computer systems were functioning properly but was not concerned with making any inputs or deleting information from the system. These responsibilities lie with other employees of the company such as the heads of finance or accounts among others, counsel said. He further argued that how a software system and upkeep of hardware were distinct things and and elaborated that Windows Operating System made by Microsoft, or other software, once created cannot be tampered with. He submitted that the petitioner was not named in the FIR, there was no evidence of any wrong doing on his behalf and there was no motive for him to be involved in any wrong doing. Meanwhile, counsel for FIA insisted that the petitioner was involved in transferring billions of rupees and involved in tampering the system which was only something that the IT head in such an organisation could do. He also pointed out that the IT head at Khanani & Kalia has still not been granted bail in a similar case. The bench comprising Chief Justice Khawaja Sharif and Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry, however, admitted the bail application. Environment Secy ordered to address residents problems A Supreme Court (SC) bench has directed the Sindh Environment Secretary to address the environmental problems being faced by the residents around an under-construction commercial complex in Lines Areas. The Court passed the said order on an application filed through advocate Mansoor Ali Shah for Mahfoozun Nabi and a representative of Shehri-CBE. After hearing the parties the Court directed the Secretary to visit the area and pass on appropriate orders to grant relief to the residents and furnish compliance report to the Court.