Fake intelligence report: Ex-secy granted interim bail
Posted on 9 months ago
LAHORE: A special central judge on Wednesday granted interim bail to former Punjab Chief Minister Principal Secretary Tauqeer Shah and Staff Officer Talha Barki accused of releasing fake intelligence reports about the murder plot of former LHC Chief Justice Khawaja Muhammad Shahreef.
Federal Investigation Agency had registered the FIR against them on charges of issuing a false intelligence report on murder plot of former LHC chief justice Khwaja Sharif.
The agency accused them of hatching a conspiracy by managing issuance of a false intelligence report about the murder plot in a bid to create differences among the federal government, provincial government and judiciary.
The accused Rehman through his counsel submitted that he had no role in the alleged conspiracy. He said the FIA implicated him in the case to serve the ulterior motives of PPP-led federal government. He prayed that protective bail be granted him and the FIA be restrained from arresting him.
Money spent on laptop distribution ceremony in PU paid back: LHC told: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday disposed of the petition filed against expenditures of laptop distribution ceremony held under the aegis of Punjab Government at Punjab University.
Appearing before the court the counsel of Punjab University told that the money worth Rs 87,00,000 had been submitted in educational funds. On which the Chief Justice disposed of the case.
Nazir Ahmad through Counsel Aftab Bajwa had challenged the expenditure paid by the University for the Ceremony. Petitioner submitted that the VC Dr Mujahid Kamran sanctioned a supplementary grant of Rs30 million on account of arranging a laptop distribution ceremony without permission of PU syndicate.
The VC arranged the function to oblige Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif and PML-N President Mian Nawaz Sharif by inviting them as chief guest, petitioner submitted adding that a number of halls were available for the said function but the VC selected Quaid-i-Azam Campus to oblige Mian Shahbaz Sharif as he had selected him as VC.
He said it was against the law to utilize the money of educational funds for political purposes. The prayed that Punjab government should be directed to submit that money back into the educational funds.
LHC seeks reply over Wattoo's son-in-law appointmentL: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday issued notice to federal government on a petition challenging appointment of son-in-law of Manzoor Wattoo, federal minister for Kashmir Affairs, as vice chairman of Pakistan Central Cotton Committee.
Justice Ayesha A Malik of the LHC heard the case filed by advocate Javed Akram and adjourned hearing till September 27. The petitioner through his counsel said that Shahzad Ali Khan, son-in-law of federal minister Manzoor Watto was appointed as vice president of the committee against the merit.
He said the respondent had no past experience to handle the cotton industry and due to his unawareness about the respective field he had become controversial. The petitioner said many competent and suitable candidates were ignored. His appointment was political based.
The petitioner prayed to the court to set aside the appointment of Shahzad Ali Khan as vice chairman of Pakistan Central Cotton Committee. On which the court issued notice to federal government and sought reply on the next due date fixed as September 27.
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