CJP asks for comments from NAB in human rights case
ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Tuesday took suo motu notice on an application by Muhammad Ashraf Khan, resident of Railway Officers Colony, Lahore and directed the NAB chairman to file comments on the matter within seven days.
The applicant stated that NAB authorities had arrested his brother and illegally detained and tortured him. He urged the authorities to help recover his brother. The CJP also called reports from chief secretaries of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan in another human rights case. Besides these, the CJP took suo motu notice of an application by the Meat Merchants Welfare Association, which stated that meat and livestock is being smuggled unlawfully to Iran and Afghanistan resulting in a rise in the price of meat as well as a shortage of meat in the market. They requested that a ban be imposed upon the export of animals so that the local populace can be catered to.
Taking notice of the application, the CJP sought reports on the matter from the chief secretaries of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan within the next 15 days.
Source: Daily Times