KARACHI  - A petition was filed in the Karachi Registry on Tuesday against Interior Minister Rehman Malik’s tour of India, alleging illegal use of taxpayers’ money for the tour and for offering hospitality to the family of Sarabjit Singh.The petitioner has called for the recovery of the expenses incurred on Malik’s tour, stating that the funds utilised for the tour were spent from the national treasury and therefore, should be returned by the federal interior minister.The petition also claimed that Malik caused great embarrassment to the people of Pakistan by announcing that visas would be granted to the family members of the jailed Indian spy Sarabjit Singh, who is allegedly responsible for killing a large number of Pakistanis.The petition added that the interior minister vowed to extend hospitality to Singh’s family, which was detrimental to national interests. Moreover, the petition maintained the stance that the initiatives taken in India between the Indian delegation and Rehman Malik were illegal.The petition requested the Supreme Court to trial Rehman Malik for treason under Articles 5 and 6 of the Constitution.KBA POSTPONES ANNUAL DINNER FOR CJP: In the wake of recent protests by MQM against Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Chaudhry, Karachi Bar association postponed annual dinner in honor of the CJP, media reported on Tuesday.Media quoting Karachi Bar Association President Mehmoodul Hassan and Secretary Khalid Mumtaz said that due to current tense situation of the City and association election to be held on Wednesday (today), it was not possible to arrange the annual dinner.The chief justice was scheduled to address the lawyers at annual dinner on December 22. However, the Bar President and Secretary said new suitable date for the event would be announced later. They said the event was not cancelled but it was postponed due to busy schedule of lawyers for association election and tense situation of the city.The 66th annual elections of the Karachi Bar Association were postponed due to the law and order situation in the City last week. Protests were erupted in Karachi, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Mirpurkhas and other cities in Sindh after the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued a contempt notice to Altaf Hussain for making disparaging remarks against the judiciary while addressing different rallies on telephone from London recently. The court ordered Hussain to present before the court for hearing on January 7. In a matter of hours, markets and others facilities were closed down in many areas of Karachi and several other cities of the province. The protest rallies were held in Karachi and other cities of the province against remarks by the Chief Justice of Pakistan against the Mutthaida Qaumi Movement and its leader Altaf Hussain.