Reply sought from officials in Ayyan case

LAHORE: A customs appellate tribunal of the Lahore High Court yesterday sought reply from the custom officials on a criminal revision filed by Ayyan Ali challenging her indictment in currency smuggling case. Khurram Latif Khosa appeared on behalf of the model and said the trial court framed charges on Ayyan Ali in haste without deciding a pending application against the prosecution. He said the defence was not provided the necessary documents before the indictment, which amounted to unfair treatment. He alleged that the prosecution submitted forged documents before the trial court for the indictment of the petitioner.–Staff Reporter

LHC reserves verdict on Zain murder

LAHORE: The LHC yesterday reserved verdict on maintainability of Punjab government’s appeal challenging acquittal of Mustafa Kanju in Zain murder case.Punjab Prosecutor General Ehtesham Qadir concluded his arguments on the appeal of Punjab government. Qadir argued that the trial court did not examine the facts but decided the case. The trail court’s decision was in haste, he maintained. He argued that the trial court did not record the statements of police witnesses and police officers who recovered the alleged murder weapon from the custody of the suspect. The trial court, according to the prosecutor general, relied on the witnesses’ retraction. He stated that the complainant expressed his satisfaction over police performance but later alleged that police officials obtained his signatures on blank papers.–Staff Reporter

Charity exhibition

LAHORE: Punjab University Centre for Clinical Psychology (CCP) organized a charity exhibition for the economic welfare, social aid and psychological rehabilitation of the patients with psychological problems. The patients prepared various products including handmade jewellery, pencil boxes, and purse under the supervision of trainees in MS Clinical Psychology and their supervisor. Director Centre Prof Dr Rukhsana Kausar said that the aim of teaching them vocational skills was to boost up their self-esteem and enhance their economic welfare so that they may become the functional part the society.–Staff Reporter

Obituary

LAHORE: Brother of The Nation Assistant News Editor Ch Aslam yesterday passed away. Scores of people attended his funeral prayer at Huza Block, Allama Iqbal Town Lahore. Journalists condoled with Ch Aslam over the sad demise and pray for the departed soul.