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AFP
December 1, 2010
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SHC orders govt to release funds for purchase of judges’ cars

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AFP
December 1, 2010

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Karachi
The Sindh High Court (SHC) directed the Sindh government to release at least Rs25 million to the High Court for purchase of vehicles for the District courts judges. Hearing the petition regarding release of funds for administrative matters of the Sindh judiciary, the court directed the provincial law officer to ensure provision of the balance amount of Rs55 million to be paid during the course of the year as soon as possible. The SHC Registrar placed the report submitting that District and Sessions Judges of the 18 districts were without official transport in the province. He submitted that 23 1000 cc vehicles were required for the 18 DJs and five others officer of the court of BPS-19 and 91 vehicles for ADJs and civil judges of the province.
The Additional Secretary, Finance, submitted that the government had slashed the current expenditure by 64 percent which means only 36 percent of the amount allocated to the vehicle purchase, that is Rs.25 million, was available. He said that current budget was curtailed due to the devastation caused by the flood. The Advocate-General, Sindh, submitted that he would make maximum effort to ensure that balance amount of Rs.55 million was made available for the purchase of the vehicles. The SHC’s division bench, headed by Chief Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmany, directed provincial government to release Rs.25 million to High Court for purchase of vehicles.
Meanwhile, the SHC issued notices to the Finance secretary, the Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) and others on a petition against sealing of 974 metric tons of sugar by the DDO, Revenue.
Petitioner Rana Brothers submitted that they imported 7701 metric tons of sugar from India and the UAE through different shipments in October and sold out 6727 metric tons till November 11.
The petitioner’s counsel said that 974 metric tons of imported sugar as well as other wet sugar was lying in the PASSCO warehouse in Korangi as the DDO, Revenue on direction of

City District Government Karachi and Sindh Government raided at the godown and seized the sugar on the grounds that the sugar was hoarded and a case was registered against the petitioner.
The court was prayed to order de-sealing of the warehouse as the sugar was not hoarded and petitioner’s interest would be seriously jeopardised in case sugar was auctioned at a price lower than the actual cost of import and other taxes.
The provincial law officer submitted that the Ministries of Finance, Commerce, and the TCP were the relevant authorities for the determination of price of the essential commodities and that they be included as party in the case. The SHC’s division bench, headed by Justice Mushir Alam, directed the petitioner’s counsel to add the above-mentioned as respondents in the memo of the petition and notices be issued to all concerned as well as the DAG. The court also observed that in case sugar was seized by the respondent, it would be subject to the court order regarding compensation.

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