Police reply sought over Raza’s disappearance

LAHORE –   The Lahore High Court on Wednesday sought reply from the Naseerabad station house officer (SHO) on a habeas corpus petition seeking recovery of missing rights activist Muhammad Raza Khan.

A citizen, Hamid Nasir Mahmood, approached the court, submitting that his brother was allegedly abducted by unidentified persons on December 2 last from his Model Colony residence.

He said Naseerabad police lodged against unknown suspects for his abduction on his complaint but still the police could not recover his brother or make any arrest. The petitioner asked the court to order the police to recover his brother and produce before the court.

Justice Muhammad Anwarul Haq directed  the Naseerabad SHO to submit a report on Dec 19. Raza Khan was a convener of Aghaz-i-Dosti, a programme which was started for the youth of both Pakistan and India.

Petition against ECP

A petition was moved to the Lahore High Court on Wednesday against the Election Commission of Pakistan for issuing de-notification of ousted PM Nawaz Sharif.

A local citizen Ghulam Yasin moved the petition through Advocate AK Dogar and made federal government, Election Commission of Pakistan, Speaker National Assembly and Nawaz Sharif respondents.  The petitioner stated that on July 28, the ECP denotified Nawaz Sharif which was illegal and unlawful as the prime minister can just be removed through the parliament.  He pointed out that no confidence motion is the only way under Article 95 A of the Constitution for removal of the prime minister.  Nawaz Sharif was elected through the votes and thus his de-notification was unconstitutional. He asked the court to set aside the notification issued against Nawaz Sharif and be suspended till decision on the petition.

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