SHC issues arrest warrants for secretaries in land occupation case
The Sindh High Court has issued arrest warrants for the secretary revenue and secretary land utilization following their absence from the court despite the summoning order for both of them by the SHC, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The court on Tuesday heard a petition of ex-vice chancellor of Karachi University challenging the occupation of a piece of land reserved for the cancer medicine manufacturing factory in Malir.
Despite the summoning order of the court, the secretaries of revenue and land utilization did not appear before the court and eschewed the hearing.
The court also ordered them to appear before the court on October 21.
In another case, the Sindh High Court has ordered the government of Pakistan to find the whereabouts of a Nepalese national accused of smuggling a large quantity of heroin.
The court was hearing a petition filed by the Anti-Narcotics Force regarding a bid by a Nepalese national to smuggle 20kg dope.
The court issued notices to the deputy attorney general and the FIA DG directing them to obtain information about the Nepalese national at diplomatic level.
Reporter Bilal Ahmad