Notices issued on petition against installation of mobile phone tower -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Notices issued on petition against installation of mobile phone tower

Karachi: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday issued notices to a mobile phone company, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the administration of Liaquatabad Town and others on a petition against installation of a mobile phone tower in the populated area.

The petitioner, Sheikh Mohammad Aslam, and others submitted that a private mobile phone company was installing its tower in the populated area of Nazimabad No-3 despite objections raised by the area people.

They submitted that the installation of the tower would put the lives of the area people in jeopardy and they prayed the court to restrain the respondents from installing the mobile phone tower.

The SHC’s division bench after initial hearing of the petition issued notices to the PTA, Advocate General Sindh and the private phone company for July 1 and called their comments.

Petition against police harassment: The SHC issued notices to the Capital City Police Officer and SHO Gulzar-e-Hijri on a petition of a contractor against harassment.

The petitioner, Javed Iqbal, submitted that he was awarded contract in the new vegetable and fruit market for disposing of garbage and maintenance of electric system but the police were restraining him from performing his work. He prayed the court to restrain the police from harassing him and creating hurdles in performing his contract. The court issuing notices to the respondents as well as Advocate General adjourned the hearing till July 1.

Bail granted: The SHC granted bail to a businessman in tax fraud case.

Faisal Motiwala was arrested for causing a loss of Rs96,298,164 to national exchequer along with other bank and income tax officials.

The applicant’s counsel Raza Hashmi submitted that the applicant was falsely implicated in the case as neither was he an accountholder nor his name was mentioned in the FIR.

The SHC’s division bench granted bail to the applicant in three cases with surety of Rs5,00,000 each.

Suspect remanded: An administrative judge of the anti-terrorism courts (ATC) remanded a suspect, facing kidnapping for ransom charges, to police custody till June 10. Ali Mohammad was charged with kidnapping Ahsan Shakeel from the Shah Latif area on February 13.

Source: The News

Date:6/5/2009