CJP takes suo motu notices of human rights violations -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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CJP takes suo motu notices of human rights violations

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Abdul Hameed Dogar on Monday took suo motu notices on reports and individuals’ applications against human rights violations.

The CJP took suo motu notice of an incident on January 7, 2008 on an appeal by Muhammad Akram that was published in a local daily. It stated that accused Arshad Khan had killed his wife and two daughters. An FIR had been lodged with Bisal Police Station but the accused had not yet been arrested.

The CJP directed the Attock district police officer (DPO) to personally appear before the Supreme Court on January 23, along with a detailed report.

The second suo motu notice was taken on Sheikh Azhar Hameed’s appeal. It stated that Hameed’s 10-year-old son Osama Azhar Sheikh had been taken by his divorced wife, Begum Tahmina, against the son’s consent. It stated that Tahmina had also stolen valuables from his house.

The CJP directed the Rawalpindi regional police officer (RPO) to investigate the matter and assign the DPO to submit a report with the Supreme Court on January 27.

In another suo motu notice about reports regarding the rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl in Islamabad, the CJP directed the Islamabad senior superintendent of police to appear before the Supreme Court on January 22 in this regard.

Another suo motu notice was taken on reports regarding an acid attack on Maria Shah, resident of Shikarpur, by Arslan Sanjrani.

Source: Daily Times

Date:1/20/2009