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Police confesses failure before court to trace 18 missing children

KARACHI: The police confessed failure in recovery of 18 missing children before a bench of Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday, ARY News reported. A two-member bench, headed by Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto, was hearing a case regarding the missing children. The court expressed its displeasure over the police performance adding that police failed to recover the missing children despite repeated court orders. The bench ordered the department to step up its efforts and recover the children in any way. Earlier, DIG crime…

SHC accepts petition challenging Alvi as head of state

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday accepted a petition challenging the presidency of Dr. Arif Alvi. According to details, the petitioner, Azmat Rehan, claimed that President Alvi had "tampered with court records" and was not eligible to hold the office as Head of State. The petition stated, Alvi had altered his statement three times in the court during hearings of a 1977 case pertaining to the Alvia Trust against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader. Alvi was a co-trustee of Alvia Trust and also the…

SHC orders police to trace 19 missing children by Jan 17

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday ordered the police to recover 19 missing children and submit its report by January 17, ARY News reported. A two-member bench, headed by Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto, was hearing a case regarding the missing children. A recovered child was also produced in the court. The bench expressed its concern over the disappearance of children and questioned performance of the law enforcement agencies. "Children are being reported missing but you people are resting in peace,"…

SHC hears petition on security of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday sought a copy of the Supreme Court decision regarding “VVIP” security while hearing a case pertaining to security of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. Earlier, the apex court had ordered withdrawing security from people who were provided security by the government. During the hearing, Chief Justice of Sindh High Court (SHC) Justice Ahmed Ali Sheikh remarked that providing protection and security is the responsibility of the state. The counsel of…

SHC extends bail period of three accused in graft reference against Dr Asim

KARACHI: A bench of the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday announced its verdict on bail petitions of co-accused in Rs462 billion PSO corruption reference against former petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain, ARY News reported. The bench while announcing its reserved decision on bail petitions of co-accused extended bail period of former secretary petroleum Ijaz Chaudhry, former chief executive officer of the Karachi Dock Labour Board (KDLB), Muhammad Safdar and former director of the Karachi Development Authority (KDA)…

SHC hears plea seeking revocation of Rao Anwar’s bail

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday heard a petition filed by the father of Naqeebullah Mehsud, a Waziristan native who was killed in a staged encounter in Karachi earlier this year, seeks revocation of bail of former Malir SSP Rao Anwar and then DSP Qamar Ahmed Shaikh. A division bench headed by SHC Chief Justice Ahmed Ali Shaikh heard the case. The bench issued notice to DSP Qamar Ahmed Shaikh over not appearing before the trial court in the case hearing. The counsel of the petitioner informed the court…

Sindh High Court hears petition on formation of consumer courts

KARACHI: A bench of Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday heard a petition seeking formation of consumer courts in Sindh, ARY News reported. Petitioner Imran Shahzad pleaded to the court for an order for establishment of consumer courts in the province for protection of the consumers. The court sought an implementation report from the government about formation of the consumer courts in Sindh. The bench adjourned the hearing of the case till December 11. The provincial government in a report submitted in the court in…

Court dissatisfied with police work in missing children case

KARACHI: A two-member bench of the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday ordered the police to recover the missing children and produce its report by December 16, ARY News reported. The bench, headed by Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto, was hearing a case regarding more than 20 missing children. The court expressed its dissatisfaction over the report of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) and said that proper work was not being done for the recovery of the children. Justice Phulpoto called the police investigation in the case as…

SHC issues show cause notices to police officers in 50 missing persons case

KARACHI: A bench of Sindh High Court (SHC) during hearing of a petition regarding 50 missing persons on Wednesday (today) issued show cause notices to police officers. The bench expressed annoyance over the police officials' indifference and failure to trace the missing persons and issued show cause notices to the SSP Investigation Karachi East and the investigation officer of the case. The bench during the hearing told the investigating officials to use modern technology to trace the missing persons. The court…

Faryal Talpur challenges FIA’s provisional charge-sheet in money-laundering scam

KARACHI: Faryal Talpur, a leader of Pakistan Peoples Party, has challenged on Monday the interim charge-sheet of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in Sindh High Court (SHC). Faryal Talpur's legal counsel contended in the plea that first information report (FIR) of FIA did not mention money laundering charges or her name in it. "My client is not associated with any misconduct", Faryal's counsel pleaded. Since, the FIR failed to stipulate any commission or corruption, therefore, FIA's charge-sheet should be declared…