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August 26, 2015

School bus operator moves SHC over CNG kit orders


August 26, 2015

A school transport operator challenged DIG Traffic’s orders pertaining to removal of CNG cylinders from school buses in the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday.
Petitioner Karim, a school van operator submitted that the DIG Traffic issued a notice on August 8 directing all school transporters to remove CNG kits from their vehicles and paint the vans blue by September 4 and run the vehicles on petrol or diesel.
He submitted that removal of CNG kits from school buses and vans was unjustified and as no gas cylinder explosions had occurred in school transport vans.
He said the DIG’s decision was uncalled for as the transport charges would ultimately burden the parents of students besides also creating difficulties for school bus operators who had converted shifted their vehicles to CNG.
The petitioner further stated that school bus operators had already equipped the buses with a first aid box and fire extinguisher for the safety of school children.
The court was prayed to restrain transport and traffic authorities from compelling school bus operators to remove CNG kits and cancel the notification.

Notice to ECP
The SHC issued notices to provincial election commission Pakistan (ECP), secretary local bodies and others on a petition against delimitation of local bodies constituencies in Khairpur Mirs.
Petitioner Mohammad Ishaque submitted that local bodies authorities had included rural areas of Nangar Shar, Izzat Shar and other Dehs in town council Karoondi of Khairpur Mirs. He submitted that delimitation process of the town committees and council was carried out in violation of the Sindh Local bodies Act and prayed to court to set aside the delimitation notification.
Illegal allotment case
Provincial anti-corruption court on Tuesday issued show cause notices to Director and Assistant Director Land Department for failing to submit report over allotment of government land through fake documents by three of its

The officials were directed to personally appear before the court and submit the findings within three days.
Complainant Yaseen Mansoori had maintained in his application that he had purchased land in the North Karachi area in 1998, however, the land’s documents were rejected by the Karachi Development Authority on submission after being declared fake.

MQM workers
A local court issued non-bailable arrest warrants for two workers of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), allegedly involved in several cases of kidnapping, extortion and other crimes.

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