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SHC issues notice to Pemra on employees’ plea

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Karachi: The Sindh High Court issued notices to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) and the deputy attorney general on Friday on a petition of contractual employees of the authority for regularisation.

Petitioner Mohammad Naveed Sajid and three others submitted that they were appointed on contractual basis last year on different posts and working their under contractual obligations. They submitted that some of the contractual employees were confirmed by the respondents, however, similar treatment was not given to them.

The SHC’s division bench headed by Justice Mohammad Ali Mazhar issued notices to Pemra and federal law officer for April 30 and observed that the contract services of the petitioners may not be terminated if they were performing their contractual obligations.

Convict’s plea

The Sindh High Court issued notices to the prosecutor general Sindh and others, and called jail roll of a woman convict as well as opinion of jail doctor regarding her health.

Aasia alias Nafeesa was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Control of Narcotics Substance Court on March 26, 2013, after finding her guilty of possessing 10 kilogram charas. She was arrested by the police from a public transport vehicle near Tando Allahyar.

The appellant’s counsel submitted that Aasia was a diabetic patient and mother of six children and she needs proper medical treatment.

He submitted that the appellant was falsely implicated in the case and prayed the court to order medical treatment of the appellant by shifting her to hospital and suspend her sentence.

The SHC’s division bench headed by Justice Mohammad Ali M Sheikh issued notices to prosecutor general and others and in the meantime directed the superintendent prison to produce jail roll of the appellant along with the opinion of jail doctor regarding her health condition.

Khanani and Kalia

The SHC asked the director general of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to produce list of cases pending against Khanani and Kalia’s director who challenged placement of his name in the Exit Control List.

Petitioner Javed Khanani submitted that the FIA implicated him and other directors in money laundering scam but the trial court acquitted him of the charges. He submitted that despite his acquittal by the court his name was still placed in the ECL and he was facing hardships in travelling abroad.

The court observed that no reply was received from the FIA and directed the DG FIA to ensure that information with regard to the pending cases against the petitioner shall be submitted within a week and warned that the DG shall have to appear and explain the position in case of failing to comply with the court order.

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