LAHORE- A writ petition has been moved in the Lahore High Court seeking implementation on a previous order of the same court regarding putting up stamp-tickets on applications and petitions before filing them in the courts.

A lawyer on Friday filed the petition and submitted that the Lahore High Court had already set aside the order of the administrative side regarding the use/fixation of stamp tickets on petitions filed in the court. He said that attaching tickets with petitions was a big hurdle in the way of justice for litigants.

He stated that the tickets were not being used in other high courts and the Supreme Court except of the LHC. The Registrar Office did not comply with the order. He prayed the court to get its previous order implemented, so that there would be no hurdle for litigants in finding justice.

40-YEAR IMPRISONMENT: In a separate case, an anti-terrorism court sentenced a convict, involved in firing on police in Hanjarwal area of Lahore, with 40 years imprisonment. The court also imposed fine worth Rs20,000 on Imam Shah. A few years back, the convict opened fire on police officials who were performing their duties. Police lodged an FIR against him under the provisions of Anti-Terrorism Act and presented all available evidences in the court.

However, the counsel of the convict told the judge that there was no complainant, investigator and witness except the police officials themselves. He pleaded that such case had no legal status and it should be dismissed.

After hearing the complete arguments of both sides, ATC convicted Imam Shah and sentenced him, besides imposing fine.