Warrants for 3 in plea against state minister
LAHORE: Justice Syed Zahid Hussain of the Lahore High Court has issued bail-able arrest warrants for February 25 for three people, including the editor-in-chief of an Urdu daily and the Daska tehsil nazim, for not appearing in court despite court orders.
The court is hearing an election petition filed by Lt Col (r) Sultan Sikandar Ghumman seeking the disqualification of state minister Ali Asjad Malhi.
The court had frequently summoned the chief editor, the tehsil nazim and a general councillor to testify in the case.
However, they did not appear despite an advertisement in the press upon which the court issued their bail-able arrest warrants. The court set bail at Rs 20,000.
LHC suspends removal of 8 Okara Zakat committee chairmen: The Lahore High Court has suspended the Okara Zakat administrator’s orders to remove eight union council Zakat and Ushar committees’ chairmen and issued notices to the district and provincial administrators. The court directed them to bring case records at the next hearing.
The petitioners, through counsel Rana Abdul Hameed, said that they had been removed despite having performed their duties diligently and honestly and there had been no complaints of misappropriation against them.
“Besides the district administrator, on the behest of MNAs and MPAs from the ruling party, dissolved the local committees and formed new ones,” they alleged.
The petitioners said that all this had been done to manipulate the upcoming local elections by misappropriating Zakat and Ushar funds. They asked the court to suspend the orders.