The Qila Gujjar Singh police registered an FIR against 36 people for damaging public property under the anti-terrorism laws.
Police produced them before the court and said that they the accused broke the law and inflicted serious damages on the public property.
The police told the court that these people also clashed with policemen, wounding them crucially on Friday’s protests. The police requested the court to grant them 10-day physical remand. The relatives of the accused said the police did not arrest real culprits and the detainees were protesting peacefully. The court ordered to send the accused on 14-day judicial remand.
ZARDARI CONTEMPT CASE: A civil miscellaneous application has been filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Saturday, appealing to the court to hold hearing of a contempt of court plea against President Asif Ali Zardari.
Muneer Ahmad filed the petition through his counsel Muhammad Azhar Siddique, saying that the plea was fixed for hearing on September 21, but the same was not done due to public holiday announced by the government thus it is requested that the petition be fixed for an early hearing.”
The petitioner said an order was passed by Supreme Court, saying that there was no immunity to the respondent and the reasons were also mentioned in judgment with reference to article 248.
“Since neither the constitution nor any law can possibly authorise the prime minister to commit a criminal act and do anything contrary to law, the immunity cannot be extended to illegal or unconstitutional acts and the case of President Zardari is clear and regarding contempt of court,” he said.
Citing the judgment on contempt law, the petitioner added that it was noted that the constitution states all executive and judicial authorities throughout Pakistan will act in aid of Supreme Court. The judgment will provide assistance to this court while deciding the titled contempt petition, therefore the same is requested to be allowed to be placed on the judicial record / file, he added.
BAIL EXTENDED: A special judge extended the interim bail of accused Tauqeer Shah and Talha Barki until September 24 (tomorrow) as the investigation of the case was not completed.
During the course of proceedings, accused Tauqeer Shah and Talha Barki told the court that they had no link with the murder plot of former chief justice of Lahore High Court, Khawaja Muhammad Sharif.
The FIA filed a fake case against them, the accused said. The FIA investigation officer said that the inquiry was underway. The court ordered the FIA to complete the investigation and extended the interim bail of the accused until September 24.
DCO SUMMONED: A labour court judge on Saturday summoned Lahore district coordination officer (DCO) and Gulberg town municipal officer (TMO) on October 18 on a petition filed by the employees seeking confirmation in the department.
The seven employees of the town administration contended that they were not being confirmed by the administration despite their services. They implored before the court to direct the respective officers to issue orders for their confirmation.
After hearing the arguments, the court summoned Lahore DCO Noorul Amin Mengal and Gulberg TMO Faisal Shahzad on October 18.