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October 27, 2015

SHO summoned in Saad case

Lahore

 
October 27, 2015

LAHORE
A division bench of the Lahore High Court on Monday summoned Lohari Gate SHO along with record of proceedings of a case against Railways Minister Khwaja Saad Rafiq in an anti-terrorism court wherein he was declared proclaimed offender for constant non-appearance before the trial court.
The bench headed by Justice Sadaqat Ali Khan was hearing an appeal of prosecution department against the trial court’s order of declaring the minister a proclaimed offender.
A Deputy Prosecutor General Khurram Khan told the bench that Khwaja Saad Rafiq and others had staged a rally and held a meeting at Lohari Gate regarding return of Sharif brothers from exile in 2004. He said the police lodged a case against Saad Rafiq and other PML-N workers under ATA for creating law and order. He said the case was pending before an anti-terrorism court while the witnesses had also recorded their statements in which they had recognised him.
The prosecutor said Saad Rafiq did not appear before the trial court he was declared proclaimed offender. He defended Saad saying that he was booked on political grounds and he had not been involved in terrorism. The prosecutor pleaded the court to set aside the order of the ATC wherein Khwaja Saad Rafiq was declared proclaimed offender.
The bench directed the SHO to appear in person and submit record of the case proceedings. The court adjourned hearing for six weeks.
Climate Change: The Lahore High Court on Monday sought report of meeting of judicial commission on climate change till November 19.
Justice Mansoor Ali Shah issued this order while hearing a petition filed by Asghar Leghari. As the court hearing resumed on Monday, a representative of federal law ministry informed the court that they were waiting for recommendations of Climate Change Commission to do effective legislation in this regard. A representative of the commission told the court that they had formed six committees on agriculture, energy, water

protection, forests, disaster and green houses to form its recommendations. He said on the recommendations of the secretaries of these committees, they would convene a meeting of all federal secretaries so that the work on implementation of climate change policy could be initiated. The court put off further hearing till November 18, summoned the report of the judicial commission.