SHC orders to suspend MPAs including Faryal Talpur over dog-bite incidents

SHC's Sukkur bench warns of action against MPAs if any dog-bite incident occurs in their constituencies


Our Correspondent March 19, 2021
Sindh High Court building. PHOTO: EXPRESS

SUKKUR:

The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday ordered to suspend the membership of two members of the Sindh Assembly, including Faryal Talpur, over increasing incidents of dog-bite in different areas of the province.

Hearing a case related to the incidents in Sindh, the Sukkur bench of the court released a written order on the plea filed in this regard.

The court also directed Election Commission Sindh chapter to suspend Talpur, from Rato Dero, and Giyan Chand belonging to Jamshoro.

The SHC warned that MPAs, whose constituency witnesses a dog bite incident, will be taken action against.

Also read: Continue measures to curb stray dogs, DMCs told

Dog-bite incidents are a perpetual issue in Sindh, with some 150,000 cases reported in 2020 alone.

Just last week, a five-year-old girl was severely injured after she was mauled by a stray dog when she was playing outside her house in PECHS, Karachi.

According to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre executive director Seemin Jamali, the dog bit the girl’s head and face.

On March 3, SHC sought a progress report from the authorities within 45 days on stray dogs and directed DMCs and cantonment boards to continue their efforts to cease the incidents.

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