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October 8, 2010

Two sentenced to life for drug peddling


October 8, 2010

The Control of Narcotics Substance (CNS) Court sentenced two men to life imprisonment, having found them guilty on drug smuggling charges.
Rehmatullah and Ali Jan were prosecuted for drug smuggling. According to the Prosecution, the excise police arrested the defendants on the superhighway and recovered 260 kilograms of Charas from their bus in 2006.
The CNS Judge, Ms. Nuzhat Ara Alvi, observed that the prosecution had proved its case against the defendants and sentenced them to life imprisonment with fine of Rs1 million each.
Shopkeepers’ petition: The Sindh High Court (SHC) issued notices to the City District Government Karachi, IG Sindh, SHO Kharadar, and others on a petition of shopkeepers against demolition of their shops by the police.
Petitioners Lala Moosa, Aurangzaib, and others moved the SHC against demolition of their shops submitting that they were allottees and tenants of the CDGK in Boulton Market since 27 years. They submitted that their shops were partially demolished for widening of the road by the CDGK with the assurance that same will be reconstructed by the city government. They submitted that when the reconstruction of shops started the Kharadar police removed the shops and interfered in the reconstruction of the shops. Petitioners sought court order restraining police not to interfere in the reconstruction of shops.
Notice to hospital officials: The Sindh High Court issued notices to the Secretary, Health, Head and incharge of Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Services Hospital for October 15 on the petition of a man seeking action against hospital officials for negligence during operating on his wife.
Petitioner Abdul Waqar Sheikh submitted that his wife was admitted to the Services Hospital for delivery and she had to undergo surgery as advised by the doctors. He submitted that respondent doctors committed negligence and left a sponge during surgery in his wife resulting in pain in her abdomen. He said

that respondent doctors did not treat her properly and gave some medicine without diagnosing the pain. He submitted that patient was later operated upon by private hospital that detected the cause of pain and took the sponge out from inside the patient. Petitioner said that due to negligence of respondent surgeons his wife suffered a serious condition and prayed the court to take action against the responsible doctors of service hospital for their negligence and ordered them to compensate the petitioner and his wife.

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