KARACHI: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday banned the transfer of property in Karachi, during the hearing of a case pertaining to the suo motu notice taken in light of violence in the city, Express News reported.
During the hearing at the Karachi Registry of the apex court, a senior member of Board of Revenue, Shahzar Shamoon, appeared before the court.
The larger bench hearing the case summoned the record of property transfers done after Benazir Bhutto was assassinated.
Delimiting constituencies: ECP secretary requests 3-day reprieve
The secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) requested the Supreme Court for a three-day reprieve for complying with the court’s order of delimiting constituencies in Karachi.
He made the request during the hearing of a case pertaining to the suo motu notice taken in light of violence in Karachi.
The bench had summoned the election commission secretary to explain the reasons for not following the apex court’s order of October 6, 2011, under the Delimitation of Constituencies Act 1974.
Secretary ECP Ishtiaq Ahmed told the court that he will meet with the chief secretary of Sindh today, government officials tomorrow and day after tomorrow he will meet with the stakeholders of all political parties from Karachi.
He said that the delimitation of constituencies will be done before the coming general elections and that it was in favour of Karachi.