LHC stops PCB from constructing wall

LAHORE

THE Lahore High Court on Wednesday barred Pakistan Cricket Board from constructing a demolished wall and adjourned the hearing till June 25.

The Gulberg Town municipal officer appeared before the court and informed it that PCB neither got the map of the wall approved from the town administration nor got a NOC for its construction. He pointed out that PCB was constructing a wall on a green belt which was not allowed under the law. He contended that when the town administration reached the site to demolish the wall, PCB authorities did not show them LHC stay order and the board had misled court in this regard.

Justice Abadur Rehman is hearing PCB contempt of court petition seeking penal action against the officials involved in demolishing its wall.

Counsel for PCB told the court that police and the Gulberg TMO razed the wall in violation of court’s earlier order and illegally detained three guards who were recovered on the court’s order.

Lashana case: Additional District and Sessions Judge Hamid Hussain on Wednesday sought the police record on June 23 on a petition seeking pre-arrest bail of stage actress Saba Rustam alias Lashana who was accused of being involved in issuing death threats to a man and barging into his house.

In FIR registered with Sabzazar Police under sections 452 and 506 of PPC, Iftikhar Ahmed said that on December 31, 2011, he was on way to his home when Lashana along with her brother started abusing him. She tried to attack him but he remained safe and he entered his house but Saba, having a club in her hand, forced into his house and started abusing him. He also accused Lashana of issuing him death threats. He said accused Lashana of running a brothel at his property which he wanted to get vacated.

attendance of judicial officers: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial has ordered all the district and sessions judges of Punjab to maintain secret daily attendance sheet of all judicial officers.

According to a press release issued by the LHC administration, the CJ through a letter has asked the sessions judges to mention the arrival and departure timings of all the judicial officers as well as the officials of the courts.

For this purpose, some reliable official of the district courts establishment be assigned the task. The district and sessions judges will review such attendance sheets at the end of the day and in case of need, correctional steps be taken under intimation to the Lahore High Court, the letter concludes.

Separately, the chief justice has also designed a dual monitoring mechanism under which an officer of CJ secretariat will check the attendance of any district daily on telephone at 8am to ensure that judicial work at the district courts starts on time.

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