Sindh High Court summons environment secy
Karachi: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday summoned the environment and alternate energy secretary on a petition against the non-appointment of successful candidates in the department. The court was hearing the petition of Hammad Ahmed Khan and other 35 others who challenged their non-appointment in different posts of the department.
The DG Environment Protection Agency (EPA) produced original test scripts of four candidates before the court. However, he submitted that the transcripts of the test had been stolen.
On a court query what action had been taken against the delinquent officer, he submitted that he was unaware whether an FIR of the incident had been lodged or any departmental inquiry initiated.
The DG EPA submitted that persons who compiled the list had been transferred by the secretary and made OSD. The court directed the provincial law officer to ensure the appearance of the environment and alternate energy secretary at the next hearing on September 14.
The Sindh High Court on Thursday appointed its registrar as commissioner to visit the residence of a former chief justice of the high court and submit a report on his health and mental condition.
The court was hearing a petition of Irshad Ali Soomro who sought the constitution of a medical board for his father, former SHC chief justice Justice Mohammad Afzal Soomro, regarding his health and mental condition.
He alleged that his stepmother had kept his father in illegal confinement and he and his family members were not allowed to meet Justice (retd) Soomro. He alleged that his stepmother Hina Afzal wanted to kill his father as his health was not stable and he was not being provided proper medical treatment.
A division bench, headed by Justice Shahid Anwar Bajwa, with the consent of the council appointed the SHC registrar as commissioner, who would visit the residence of the Hina Afzal Soomro and meet the former chief justice.