SHC: NBWs out for EDO Education over defiance
Posted on 8 months ago
KARACHI (PPI): Sindh High Court on Monday issued non-bailable warrants for arrest of Executive District Officer (Education) Karachi for willfully defying court's orders. A division bench, headed by Justice Shahid Anwar Bajwa, also directed concerned police to arrest and produce defiant officer on September 19, 2012. Petitioner Usman Ghani had moved court against Provincial Education Department and City District Government Karachi authorities for not appointing teachers in government school in Ibrahim Hyderi Union Council-I of Bin Qasim Town, Karachi.
He stated hundreds of children in union council were deprived of their fundamental right to get education due to non-appointment of the teachers by the authorities. He said the matter was brought to knowledge of authorities by addressing several letters to them, but to no avail. He prayed to issue directives to the Sindh education department & CDDK authorities concerned for appointing teacher immediately. On August 17, 2012, SHC bench had issued notice to EDO (Education) Karachi with direction to personally appear to explain as to what action was taken on the issue. On Monday, an office assistant, Muhammad Haroon, informed that EDO Education was out of city, therefore, he could not appear today. Taking serious notice of court order's defiance, SHC division bench issued non-bailable warrants for arrest of EDO (Education) Karachi in sum of Rs 25,000. The court also ordered concerned police authorities to arrest and produce EDO Education on September 19, 2012.
JPMC under varsity: SHC seeks official notification: Sindh High Court on Monday sought a copy of official notification regarding making the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) Karachi as constituent hospital of the Sindh Medical University allegedly in defiance of status quo ordered by the court earlier. A larger bench, headed by Justice Maqbool Baqir, was hearing identical petitions challenging devolution of National Museum Karachi and JPMC Karachi to Sindh government through 18th amendment to 1973 Constitution.
Petition was filed by Dr. Nadeem Rizvi, who along with 157 other doctors challenged handing over of JPMC Karachi to Sindh government from federal government.
They contended JPMC Karachi was a training institute; therefore, handing over its administrative control to provincial government from federal government was violation of the provisions of constitution.
They submitted SHC bench, while hearing their petition on June 30, 2011, had passed an order wherein all parties were ordered to maintain status quo till further order of the court. But, Sindh government recently made JPMC Karachi as constituent hospital of SMC in defiance of court' order, which tantamount to committing contempt of court.
Through another petition, Pasban, had assailed handing over administrative control of the National Museum Karachi to provincial culture department from federal government. On Monday, SHC larger bench sought a copy of the official notification through which JPMC Karachi was made constituent hospital of SMC before September 17, 2012.
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