LAHORE - A judicial magistrate of Model Town Courts Wednesday sought detailed report from police on lynching of a man in Youhanabad.

The bereaved family from district Sargodha had filed an application seeking directives for exhumation of Numan who was lynched on the blasts’ day at Youhanabad. The petitioner family said that Numan Babar was working in a garment factory and he came to Lahore some two days before the Youhanabad incident.

Police buried the body unidentified and unclaimed in a graveyard. They said Numan was innocent but he was torched to death by the enraged protesters.

LHC rejects Conflict of Interest Bill



A rules committee of the Lahore High Court Wednesday rejected the proposal of the federal government to constitute a commission to scrutinise the assets of superior courts’ judges.

The federal government had proposed ‘Conflict of Interest Bill, 2015’ which included the superior courts besides other institutions of the state to keep a check on the assets of the high officials of the state.

Under the proposed bill, a commission will be constituted to scrutinise the assets of the judges of the High Courts and Supreme Court of Pakistan. However, the Rules Committee had expressed serious concerns over the proposed bill.

The apex court, the committee held, had given a number of judgments over the independence of the judiciary. It further held that the judiciary is totally independent and it cannot be made subordinate to the government even in its financial matters.

A judge is sub-servant to the constitution and not to the government, the members observed. At the end, the rules committee sent a letter to the federal government regarding its reservations on the issue.