The Lahore High Court on Monday observed that investigation officers of Punjab police were incompetent and had no appropriate skills to probe and record the evidences of a number of cases.
Justice Manzor Ahmad Malik issued these remarks while hearing a number of bail applications, criminal appeals, cases regarding robberies and theft registered at different police stations in the province.
The Judge expressed displeasure on getting to know that no investigation officer of police was present to assist the court and summoned hi-ups of Punjab investigation police and prosecutor general Ashtar Ausaf.
Following the short notices, Punjab additional inspector general (AIG) Mohammad Aslam Tareen, Lahore deputy investigation general (DIG) Ali Aamir Malik, senior superintendent of police (SSP) Abdul Razzaq Cheema and prosecutor general appeared before the court and apologized about absence of investigation officers.
The judge ordered high-ups of police to ensure the attendance of investigation officers(IOs in future. The court directed police and prosecution department to sit jointly and chalk out a strategy to train the investigation officers because they lack the ability to record the evidences properly in most of the cases and hence feel reluctance in appearing before the court to hide their ineligibility. The police assured the court that in future concerned investigation officers would be directed strictly to appear before the court along with complete record of the cases.
NOTICE TO KHOSA: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed on Monday issued notice to former chief minister Sardar Dost Mohammad Khosa on an application of Misal Khan for recovery of his daughter Sapna Khan from Khosa’s custody.
The petitioner Misal Khan submitted that Dost Muhammad Khosa and his seven other henchmen named Sajad Ahmed, Shahir Daood Butt, Muhammad Fahim Amjad, Rana Tanveer, Javed, Yasin and Shahid had kidnapped his daughter who was latterly killed by them. He implored the court that on June 22 his daughter told him that her husband Khosa told her to come at 12-B Ackmen Road GOR-1 (Khsa’s residence). He pleaded that Sapna left the house for above mentioned address but after that they could not meet their daughter.
TRANSFERRED: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed on Monday issued notification of transfer and posting of19 district and sessions judges. The transferred judges are Abdul Rasheed judge special court(offences in banks) from Lahore to Muzaffargarh, Muqarrab Khan(judge anti-terrorism court-II) Rawalpindi to Rajanpur, Iftikhar Ahmad Khan special judge(customs, taxations & anti-smuggling) Lahore to RY Khan, Mushtaq Ahmad( judge anti-terrorsim court-I) Gujranwala to T.T.Singh, Maqsood Ahmad(presiding officer Punjab labour court-VII) Gujranwala to Layyah, Mehboob Qadir Shah(special judge anti-corruption court) Lahore to Sialkot, Malik Nazir Ahmad (special judge anti-corruption court) Rawalpindi to Jhelum, Sardar Ahmad Naeem member inspection team LHC) Lahore to Multan, Syed Maruf Ahmad Ali(district & sessions judge establishment at LHC) Lahore to Hafizabad, Irfan Ahmad Saeed Sialkot to Lahore, Jawad-ul-Hassan M.B. Din to Lahore and appointed him as staff officer of CJ, Ameer Mahmood Khan RY Khan to Lahore
Khalid Naveed Dar Muzaffargarh to Lahore, Ch Abdul Rasheed Abid Rajanpur to Lahore Mohammad Abdul nasir TT Singh to Lahore, Syed Hamid Hussain Shah Jhelum to Vehari, Javed Rashid mehboobi Hafizabad to Lahore (as head of newly created post of inquiries, research & development at LHC) and Mohammad Ilyas Layyah to MB Din.
REPLY SOUGHT: The Lahore High Court on Monday sought reply from federal and Punjab governments on a writ petition seeking restraining for all schools not to take students of below ten-year of age on out of city trips. Advocate Muhammad Azhar Siddique filed the petition in the backdrop of Kallar Kahar incident wherein more than 35 students lost their lives due to criminal negligence of the school administration and authorities concerned. It was a matter of deep concern and for the parents of the children; the petitioner said adding that private schools were minting money from parents of the students for taking them on picnics.
Azhar pleaded that private schools were playing a major role in imparting education but they were also required to be kept under microscopic observation so that no mismanagement could take place and lives of students might not be at risk in future.
The petitioner prayed the court to restrain the all schools particularly private from taking students below ten-year of age out of city tours and education departments should be directed to issue instructions in this regard.