CJP takes suo motu notice over conversion of Karachi's Al Markaz Islami building into cinema

Published: April 20, 2016
CJP Anwar Zaheer Jamali. PHOTO: FILE

CJP Anwar Zaheer Jamali. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali took suo motu notice on Wednesday over the alleged conversion of Al Markaz Islami building into a cinema in Karachi.

A three-judge bench headed by Justice Jamali ordered the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) and the Sindh government to submit a reply over an application filed by Amir Jamat-e-Islami Karachi Naeemur Rehman.

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“In August 2015, Karachi Commissioner  Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui while taking notice over news reports had shut down the cinema, however, it soon reopened,” the applicant stated.

Earlier, the CJP took suo motu notice on the illegal appointments, promotions and adjustments in the Sindh health department without publishing any advertisement or holding any interview.

This is the current year’s first suo motu initiated by the chief justice.

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The CJP took the initiative after an application was filed by president of the Jacobabad chapter of Pakistan Para Medical Staff Association Akber Ali Khoso.

The appellant contended that the illegal selections were made on the basis of bogus structures in the provincial health department.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Imran
    Apr 20, 2016 - 4:14PM

    is it more important than investigation of Rs. Billions moved from Pak to UK & PANAMA through money laundering. Recommend

  • A-No.1
    Apr 20, 2016 - 4:23PM

    Congratulations on your first suo moto. Kindly now proceed to take suo moto on money laundering/Panama leaks. Be brave, the nation will stand with you.Recommend

  • ilikeit
    Apr 20, 2016 - 4:58PM

    Great !! Just do away with cinema, honorable CJOP. Recommend

  • Apr 20, 2016 - 7:01PM

    Respected sir I think JuD Sharia Courts in Lahore should be the biggest cause of concern for you. Cinema can wait.Recommend

  • Irfan_Sydney
    Apr 20, 2016 - 7:45PM

    Very interesting. Why can’t both of the parties use the same building ? During the evening the building can be used for watching movies and during the day for praying and asking forgiveness from God. Be realistic we do the same thing on a TV. We watch all kind of movies on our TV and then we watch religious program on the same screen and ask the Almighty for forgiveness. Recommend

  • Ali
    Apr 21, 2016 - 4:23AM

    You are kidding cjp , took suo moto on a cinema but keeps a blind eye to panama leaks, jud sharia courts. Why is it that suo moto are always taken where ppp is involved?Recommend

  • Nasir
    Apr 21, 2016 - 6:17AM

    Another Mullah in justice system. CJP can’t take suo motu action on issues pertaining to corruption, lawlessness, and bad governance in Punjab and the whole damn country but Markaz -e- Islami building converting to Cinema caused him to check. I think Raheel Sharif now implement across the board accountability enough of this bull that people of Pakistan has to face!Recommend

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