The two separate letters written to Chief Justice of the Sindh High Court by president of Pakistan Medical Association and another by a member of the Sindh Assembly on the issue of increasing crimes in Sindh particularly kidnapping for ransom and killings, were converted into petitions on the orders of the Chief Justice and notices were issued for June 14.
Those put on notice on Wednesday include Advocate General Sindh, Home Secretary, Inspector General Police and other high ranking police officers.
In his letter, Doctor Waseem Shaikh, president PMA, requested the Chief Justice to take notice of the killing of noted surgeon Dr Aftab Ahmed Qureshi who lost his life in a botched operation allegedly due to ill planning by the CPLC. The doctors are being specifically targeted as they are considered as ‘soft target’ by criminals, gangs of kidnappers, the letter said seeking orders for a ‘judicial inquiry’ into the death of Surgeon Qureshi.
In the second letter, MPA Sheharyar Mahar from Shikarpur stated that law and order situation in his district has deteriorated to a dangerous level. According to him, posting of “non-competent police officers” on political grounds is the main cause behind ever worsening law and order and increase in crimes of heinous nature.
DIG, SHO summoned
Justice Muhammad Tasneem of the Sindh High Court on Wednesday summoned provincial home secretary, DIG East, SHO Shahrea Faisal Police Station and Inspector Khaliq Marwat in a petition filed by a reporter of local Urdu daily.
Earlier the bench heard Nasir Ahmed advocate, counsel for petitioner, who submitted that his client, Muhammad Munsif, was intercepted by Inspector Khaliq Marwat when he was going home.
The inspector abused and beat the petitioner, the counsel maintained adding that when his client went to the police station to lodge a case against the police officer, no action was taken after which he submitted a complaint in writing.
He said the police inspector also engaged men to harass the petitioner, the counsel submitted requesting the court to order protection to the petitioner as well as direction to the police authorities to register a FIR against the Inspector Khaliq Marwat.
The single judge after hearing the arguments issued notices directing Advocate General and other respondents to appear on June 28.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 8th, 2012.
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