BAHAWALPUR: An anti-terrorism courtroom (ATC) in Bahawalpur awarded 5 years imprisonment and a Rs 0.4 million penalty apiece to 22 folks accused of attacking and damaging a Hindu temple within the city of Bhong in Rahim Yar Khan.
The assault occurred in August final yr after a courtroom granted bail to an eight-year-old Hindu boy who purportedly desecrated a seminary days earlier than. The mob broken statues, burned down the temple’s essential door and briefly blocked a close-by highway.
The boy was earlier arrested on prices of deliberately urinating on a carpet within the faculty’s library that housed non secular books. The mob alleged he dedicated blasphemy.
Imran Khan, then prime minister, instantly ordered the Punjab police chief to take motion in opposition to any officers whose negligence could have contributed to the assault. He had additionally promised the federal government would restore the temple.
Some 84 folks have been charged and trialled for the incident. Of them, 62 have been acquitted after the prosecution mentioned they have been entitled to the advantage of that doubt.
The prosecuting staff additional mentioned the convicts will spend 11 further months in the event that they did not pay the advantageous.
All of the suspects have been dropped at the courtroom amid tight safety, from the New Central Jail in Bahawalpur earlier than the decide introduced the decision.
The official mentioned the courtroom handed out the punishment to the accused after the prosecution offered the related proof within the type of footage and witnesses testified in opposition to them.
On the order of the Supreme Courtroom, the federal government had earlier recovered greater than Rs1 million in compensation from the suspects.
The temple was later restored on the order of the Supreme Courtroom.
Muslims and Hindus have largely lived peacefully in Pakistan, however there have been some assaults on Hindu temples lately. Most of Pakistan’s Hindus migrated to India in 1947 when the nation was divided by the British.
PML-N backed Gen Bajwa’s extension to ‘do away with fitna’: Sanaullah
- Phrases social gathering’s resolution as a tactical manoeuvre ‘save nation’ from Imran’s onslaught
ISLAMABAD: Senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Rana Sanaullah on Friday stated that his social gathering had supported the extension for former military chief Gen (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa to deal with the political onslaught by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan.
“Some selections are a part of a technique as per the necessities of that point and this [Gen Bajwa’s extension] was one such resolution,” he stated throughout an interview with a non-public TV channel.
He termed the choice to help Gen Bajwa’s extension in 2020 as a tactical manoeuvre by the social gathering to fight what he known as the “fitna” or anarchy being inflicted upon the nation.
This marked Sanaullah’s second consecutive public denunciation of the previous navy management inside simply two days.
A day previous to this assertion, he additionally criticised former generals Bajwa and Faiz Hameed, branding them as “nationwide criminals” and calling for punitive measures towards them.
“The best way the PML-N introduced Gen Musharraf to justice, it should do the identical to [both men],” he had stated on Wednesday.
Earlier, one other social gathering chief Khurram Dastgir Khan had blamed some former judges of the Supreme Courtroom and ex-military generals for the present wave of inflation and inflated electrical energy payments.
“The group of judges who had disqualified Nawaz Sharif in 2017 is liable for the inflation as [the decision] dealt a blow to Pakistan’s financial stability and democracy,” PML-N’s former power minister Khurram Dastgir Khan stated.
“This group was supported by (former military chief) Basic Bajwa and (ex-DG ISI) Basic Faiz who imposed Imran Khan on the individuals of Pakistan after a protracted conspiracy,” Dastgir stated, including the PML-N’s monitor file of taking the nation out of energy-related disaster was “excellent”.
Nawaz Sharif had beforehand accused Bajwa of toppling his authorities, pressuring the judiciary and putting in the federal government of Imran Khan within the 2018 elections however his youthful brother, former PM Shehbaz Sharif has lauded the previous military chief’s companies when he bid farewell to him in November 2022.
Ousted from CEC: PPP debars Latif Khosa’s celebration membership
ISLAMABAD: Failure to answer to the show-cause discover issued final week, the Pakistan Folks’s Occasion (PPP) on Friday not solely suspended celebration membership of the ‘disgruntled’ chief Sardar Latif Khosa but additionally ousted him from its central government committee (CEC).
PPP Secretary Basic Nayyar Bukhari confirmed the event to a non-public TV channel, saying the choice was taken after lawyer Khosa didn’t reply to the show-cause discover issued to him by the celebration final week.
On September 14, the PPP had issued a show-cause discover to Sardar Latif for “representing head of one other political celebration with out prior approval of [party] management”.
Though the latter didn’t point out anybody by identify, it was a transparent reference to PTI Chairman Imran Khan who was arrested final month within the Toshakhana case. Khosa has been representing the PTI chief in a number of instances registered towards him.
The ex-premier can also be going through a case underneath the Official Secrets and techniques Act which pertains to a diplomatic doc which reportedly went lacking from Imran’s possession. The PTI alleges that it contained a menace from the USA to oust Imran from energy.
The show-cause discover served on Latif Khosa learn: “You being member of central government committee are defending/pleading/representing a head of one other political celebration with out prior approval of management …whereas delivering a speech in legal professionals perform you criticised the state coverage concerning [the] cipher.
“You might be hereby by means of this present trigger discover requested to elucidate why disciplinary motion not be taken towards you for working towards the celebration coverage; the reply ought to attain the undersigned inside seven days, failing disciplinary motion might be taken towards you by withdrawing your membership…”
Beforehand, Khosa had additionally been served a show-cause discover for giving a press release in favour of the PTI chief.
SC reshuffles administrative officers | Pakistan Right now
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Courtroom of Pakistan (SC) on Friday introduced reshuffling in its administrative personnel.
The apex court docket after approval by Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa issued notifications concerning transfers.
In accordance with the notification, Amer Saleem Rana, a District & Periods Choose (grade 21) serving as further registrar (grade 21) on deputation, has been repatriated to his mother or father division, the Lahore Excessive Courtroom.
The companies of Munawar Ali, a senior civil decide (grade 19), working as deputy registrar (grade 20) on deputation, have been returned to his mother or father division, the Sindh Excessive Courtroom, Karachi.
In a subsequent notification, Muhammad Akram Soomro, a senior auditor (grade 17) serving as assistant accounts officer (grade 17) on deputation in SC, is slated to return to his mother or father division, the Accountant Normal Pakistan Revenues, Islamabad, on September 22, 2023.
Lastly, Muhammad Owais, a senior civil judge-cum-magistrate (grade 19), who had assumed the position of deputy registrar (grade 20) on deputation, is ready to return to the Lahore Excessive Courtroom, efficient September 22, 2023.
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