RAWALPIND - A Division Bench of Lahore High Court (LHC) Rawalpindi Tuesday directed Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) to pay not less than Rs 500,000 to a man whose son was electrocuted when a hanging electric wire fell on him. Deciding the appeal of the WAPDA against the verdict of a civil court that had ordered Rs one million as compensation to the victims father, the Division Bench comprising Justice Maulvi Anwarul Haq and Justice Imtiaz Rasheed Siddiqui said the authority should pay the money to Manzor Hussain of Chakwal as his son Muhammad Janghir 11 got killed on February 15, 1998 when a live electric wire fell on him during a rainstorm. The deceased father filed the suit for compensation under fatal accidents act and sought Rs three million saying had his son been alive he would have been earning for him. The court directed WAPDA to pay the compensation to the poor farmer. Meanwhile, Federal Ministry of Health moved an application in LHC saying the case should be transferred to the Islamabad High Court (IHC) as it was related to federal ministry. The Federal Ministry submitted the application in response to a petition filed by Pakistan Medical Association (PMA). The LHC Justice Maulvi Anwarul Haq directed the deputy attorney general to appear in the court on May 6 to assist the court whether the case of PMA Rawalpindi-Islamabad chapter could be transferred to the IHC or not. The court would take up the petition along with a contempt of the court petition against the health ministry in May. The PMA through its president Dr Arshad Rana had filed a writ petition with the court saying the ministry had not been floating proper tenders to purchase various kinds of vaccines such as for rabbis and polio and the government had been violating procurement rules of 2004. The petitioner made the health ministry and the NIH Programme of extended immunization as respondents in the petition. The petitioner has maintained that it was in 2006 that the ministry submitted an undertaking in the court that the procurement rules would be followed in all future procurements of the vaccines but in 2008 they had again violated the relevant rules while purchasing vaccines from UNICEF. The PMA has also moved a contempt of court petition seeking criminal proceedings against the health officials for not taking into consideration the court orders and their own undertaking about following procurement rules. 13 arrested on drug peddling charges Police arrested 13 accused of drug peddling and registered cases against them in various police stations here on Tuesday. According to the details, police also recovered 42 bottle liquor, 700-gram chars and 110 gram Heroin from their possession. The arrested outlaws included Mazhar, Nasir, Javed, Touqir, Iqbal, Muhammad Zubair, Rehman, Haroon, Ajmal, Kamran, Tanveer and Ejaz. Police also registered two cases of having illegal firearms and recovered two pistols and nine bullets. R A Bazaar police arrested an Afghan national under 14 Foreign Act since the accused failed to produce any documents for living in Pakistan. Meanwhile, a train crushed to death a 14 years old girl while she was crossing the track near Chaklala Railway Station. As per details, the victim Seemab resident of Rehmatabad was crossing the railway track when a speedy train coming from Lahore hit the girl killing her instantly. The rescue 1122 personnel shifted the dead body to District Headquarters (DHQ).