SHC issues notice to KMC on pleas of Taiser Town school employees


KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday once again issued notice to administrator Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) and director Lyari Expressway Resettlement Project to submit comments on a petition of over 70 employees of the schools, established in Taiser Town for the regularization of their service.
The petitioners Atta Muhammad, Shagufta and others, employees of schools in Taiser Town, Scheme-45 stated the schools remained closed for last 19 months from 2011 due to shortage of funds and non-payment of salaries to the teachers but later they were paid their salaries in installments. 
They said staff at schools were appointed at least 6 years ago and all of them were performing their duties continuously. KMC authorities had not decided their matter about regularisation of their services, they added.
They prayed to the court to direct the KMC authorities to regularize their jobs. 
SHC seeks comments on petition against Rangers personnel: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday directed Rangers official to submit comments on a petition seeking action against paramilitary forces for allegedly killing a citizen in a fake encounter.
A division bench headed Justice Ahmed Ali M Sheikh was seized with the hearing of a petition filed by Sardar Jan who moved the court against Rangers for allegedly killing his son Farman Shah in a fake encounter on March 4.
The petitioner submitted that her son was picked up by Abdullah Shah Ghazi Rangers along with 9 other persons during raid in Surjani Town area on January 29, 2013. She told the court that other persons got released by law enforcement agencies but there was no clue about her son.
The woman petitioner said that she learnt through the media reports that her son was killed in encounter by Rangers on March 4. 
She said after encounter three FIRs were registered against his son to cover the illegal act of paramilitary forces. She said this was core issue of the country that law enforcement agencies without any justification picked up person and declared them suspected in the various crimes.  
She requested the court to directed law enforcement agencies to submit before the court entire record about encounter and involvement of her son in cases and also order action against them.
The bench directed wing commander Abdullah Shah Gazi Rangers to submit comments in response to petition. 
SHC issues notice to KMC officials on contempt application: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday issued notice to the then and current administrators of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) for disobeying its order regarding cancellation of allotment of amenity plots to NGO for setting up school and hospital.
A division bench of SHC headed by Justice Sajjad Ali Shah framed the contempt charges against KMCs director land Najamuzzaman and deputy director Syed Jamil Ahmed for non-compliance of the court order issued on 23rd August 2012.
The judges observed after the issuance of contempt notice KMC officials had complied with court order, which speaks volume of their conduct. It said that comments filed by officials on contempt of court application did not explain the reason for non-compliance of court order for almost 20 months.
The bench was hearing a contempt of court application filed by NGO Zaidi Foundation seeking contempt proceedings against KMC officials for non-compliance of the court orders. Applicant submitted that SHC had set aside the cancellation of two amenity plots ST-15 and ST-22 in Gulistan Jauhar allotted to it for setting up school and hospital.
Despite lapse of 20 months, the KMC authorities did not implement on the court orders and restore allotment of plots, applicant added. The court was pleaded to initiate contempt proceedings against KMC officials. 

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