LAHORE – The Lahore High Court on Monday reproached Gujrat District Police Officer Shahid Pervaiz over the non-recovery of Shahzia, the Hafiz-e-Quran girl who had been kidnapped a few days ago by unidentified persons. DPO Shahid requested the court to allow them more time for her recovery. The judge, expressing displeasure over the cop’s statement, said: “Your progress recommends that you should be sent to jail over your failure.”
REPLY SOUGHT: The LHC sought reply from Election Commission of Pakistan and other on a petition challenging the eligibly of Minorities MPA Punjab Rana Asif Mehmood of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). A party worker Faisal Ilayas through his counsel contended that MPA Rana Asif was a Muslim by religion but he had been elected on the reserved seat for minorities. He pleaded that Rana Asif was performing his duties for the last four years, which is the violation of Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution.
Petitioner requested to declare disqualify Rana Asif from the minority’s seat. The court issued notice to ECP, the Punjab government and others and directed them to submit reply till May 8.
Plea disposed of: The Lahore High Court on Monday disposed of a petition of a political worker, Najma, seeking directions to the Election Commission of Pakistan for her nomination on a reserved seat after the resignation of PML-N’s Memoona Hashmi.
Najma submitted that the daughter of Javed Hashmi was selected as MNA on a reserved seat for women and after her resignation the seat was lying vacant. She pointed out that after the resignation of Memona Hashmi she was the second in line for the slot.
SHO summoned: The Lahore High Court on Monday restrained the police from further action on a case registered against PML-N MNA Umar Sohail Zia Butt and others and summoned the Model Town SHO.
Petitioner Dardana Amir through her counsel Azam Nazir Tarar submitted that additional district and sessions judge had on March 21, 2012 ordered to register a case against the petitioner and others including Umar Sohail Zia Butt but it was challenged in the LHC.
The LHC suspended the orders on April 2 and orders were delivered to the SHO Police Station Model Town Lahore, he said and added that the SHO despite the orders of the court registered a case against petitioner and others under section 448, 506 and 511 of CrPC on April 4. He requested to initiate contempt proceedings against the SHO and quashed the case and stayed the case proceedings till the final decision of the petition. Justice Syed Kazim Raza Shamsi restrained the police from proceeding on FIR and summoned the SHO for May 14.
KBD: The Lahore High Court on Monday sought reply from the Federal Government and the Secretary of the Cabinet Division on a petition seeking directions to convene a meeting of the Council of Common Interests to evolve a consensus and exercise supervision and control of the Kalabagh Dam project. The petitioner/lawyer Feroze Shah Gilani, impleading the Centre, the CCI and the Wapda chairman, submitted that the country was facing a severe energy crisis but Islamababd had done away with the project of Kalabagh dam, despite starting of small dams.
The court recorded the initial arguments and observed that the economy was being affected severely due to the energy crisis.