Police ignoring orders has piled up litigation: LHC
LAHORE: Justice Shabbar Raza Rizvi, a Lahore High Court judge, observed on Thursday that police officers’ ignorance of court orders had resulted in piling up litigation and had forced the courts to issue contempt of court notices against them.
Justice Rizvi, in his order on an application, observed that the officers’ defiance had made judges summon them from all over Punjab to the court. “The officers’ attitude is perverse and deserves to be condemned,” wrote the judge wrote.
The judge observed this after a petition, seeking compliance of another high court judge’s order, had directed the Kasur deputy police officer (DPO) on December 22, 2004, to resolve a dispute between two parties. Instead of implementing the court’s order, the DPO had handed over the matter to a superintendent of police (SP). The respondent, who never appeared before the DPO, also did not to appear before the SP. After hearing the petitioner, the SP handed over the matter to the deputy superintendent of police (DSP). The petitioner alleged that the DSP was delaying the case further while the respondent had defied orders to appear before him.
Justice Rizvi ordered that the Kasur DPO be notified and submit a written explanation about the case by February 23. The judge also ordered the Punjab inspector general of Police to take note of the situation and take action.
LHC declares woman’s 2nd marriage without confirmation of divorce unlawful: Justice Sheikh Abdul Rashid of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday said that a divorced woman could marry only after the confirmation of her divorce from the first marriage.
Justice Rashid, however, granted interim bail to petitioner Saadia and her husband Nasir booked in a Hudood case and directed the Sahiwal family court to decide her suit for dissolution of marriage with her first husband Zulfiqar within 10 days. The petitioner said that she married Zulfiqar in 2003 but consummation of her marriage did not take place. She said that she filed a suit for dissolution of marriage in the family court
She said that 90 mandatory days after filing of her suit for divorce had lapsed, she married Nasir with the consent of her mother and grandfather but her father had lodged a Hudood case against them.
The court said that the woman, whose divorce or dissolution of marriage case was pending in any family court, should wait for the verdict.