Haider Zaman, a PPP leader, had challenged Bodla’s eligibility alleging that the latter had won the general election by rigging. Zaman had requested the court to direction the Election Commission of Pakistan for recounting of the votes.
However, Justice Nasir Saeed Sheikh recorded the arguments of both parties and dismissed the petition by ruling that the election was fair since no proofs of rigging had emerged.
Meanwhile, the Lahore High Court on Friday issued show cause notice to a suspended Superintendent of Police for not appearing before the court despite repeated orders. A citizen named Zafarullah filed a petition seeking recovery of his son, Usman.
He pleaded that his son had been kidnapped by Umar Virk, former SP City Division, with the support of intelligence agencies. Contending that his son was innocent and had never acted against the law, Zafarullah requested the court to direct the police to produce his son. Virk had been ordered many times to appear before the court, but he did not pay heed. On Friday, the court was told that SP Umar Virk had again not bothered to obey its orders. Justice Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi took serious notice of this style of working of the SP and issued show cause notice to him.