THE Lahore High Court on Wednesday stayed the dismissal of at least 62 district law officers, including prosecutors and deputy prosecutors and issued a notice to Punjab government for October 19.
Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed also restrained the government from withdrawing perks and privileges of the law officers while hearing their petitions.
The officers challenged their removal pleading that the government had not adopted any legal course while terminating their services. They said also passed examination conducted for their continuation of jobs but the government removed them without disclosing any cogent reason. They prayed that the notification about their removal might be set aside and the government be directed to reinstate their services immediately.
Drug pusher sentenced for injuring cop: An anti-terrorism court on Wednesday awarded 30 years jail to a drug pusher on the charges of injuring a police official.
The court has imposed fine of Rs 80,000 on the convict, Shahid. In case of default in payment of fine, he would undergo further six months imprisonment. The court has also directed the convict to pay Rs 20,000 as compensation to the victim police official. According to case details, SHO Police Station A-Division Kasur Tariq Mehmod raided a hideout of Shahid who opened fire on police due to which, the SHO had sustained severe injuries. However, police succeeded in arresting Shahid along with illegal weapons. Police had also seized a large quantity of drugs from his possession.
Girl sent with uncle: The District and Sessions Court on Wednesday allowed a girl to go with maternal uncle after getting her recovered from the custody of husband.
Muhammad Mansha, a resident of Nankana, filed a habeas corpus petition in the court alleging that husband of his niece Sajid had kept her against her wish.