LAHORE - Additional District and Sessions Judge Chaudhry Aurangzeb on Wednesday dismissed pre-arrest bail application of FIA Assistant Director Hamad ur Rehman allegedly involved in the Agencys Lahore Office bomb hoax.
The counsel for petitioner/accused Hamad said that his client has been falsely implicated in this case just to humiliate and cause irreparable loss to his body and reputation, as there is no material available on record to connect the petitioner with the offence as described in the FIR registered against him.
The counsel further argued that Hamad had received the threat call about the bomb and he being In-charge of Security of FIA Zonal Office had taken necessary measures and step of preventing the government property and human lives from loss. But the prosecutor argued that the FIA Assistant Director named in the case had informed about the threat call on August 12, whereas he received bomb call threat on August 13, which clearly showed the mala-fide intention and ulterior motives of the petitioner just to restrain Additional Director General Zafar Qureshi from performing his official duty.
As per statement of Zafar Qureshi, the threat was received on August 13 then how the said officer had knowledge about planting of bomb a day before. However, the information was found baseless after search and verification of the premises by bomb disposal squad. Zafar Qureshi has alleged that such false rumousr about public mischief was intentionally circulated just to prevent him from performing his official duties. In the light of above statement of Zafar Qureshi, the Supreme Court of Pakistan directed to get the case registered against the persons concerned for circulating the false statement about serious damage to government property and human lives.
Meanwhile, Justice Qasim Ali Khan of the Lahore High Court called for a reply from the Capital City Police Officer and the Punjab Home Secretary to a petition which has alleged illegal and unauthorised operation by the Nawankot Police wherein a citizen lost his life. Death sentence: The Federal Shariat Court Wednesday upheld the death conviction earlier awarded to two persons on the charges of killing a three and half years old Ramsha after committing her rape. The Court dismissing the appeal of Qaiser Mahmood and Shoban found the trial court awarded conviction of death to them justified and according to the law. Case adjourned: A Division Bench of the Lahore High Court headed by Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Wednesday adjourned to September 28 further hearing of the petition filed to question the appointment of vice chancellors of six private university of the province on the ground that the Search Committee set up by the Punjab Governor for this purpose was illegal and without any legal basis to perform the job.
The Court on the last date of hearing had sought reply to the petition from the Punjab Governor which however is still awaited.
Last day, the state counsel sought further time to file reply which was granted by the court however with remarks by the Chief Justice that why not the appointment of vice chancellors be held in abeyance till the needful is done.
The counsel sought a short adjournment to furnish reply and case was adjourned to September 28 next.