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Another glaring example of OATH LOVING Supreme Court Judges – by Ali Asad

 In recent past the Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered demolishing all high rise illegal buildings in the Punjab. A drive against such buildings was started and a number of Plazas were demolished. During the campaign an illegal plaza was found belonging to THE HONOURABLE LAW MINISTER of The Punjab. The oppsition made a lot of noise. After much hue and cry a committee under the opposition leader in Punjab Assembly was formed to investigate the matter. Let us see what media told about the said plaza www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_TytH-gmys

Turfa tamasha yeh hai keh not a single sitting has yet been done by the said committee because the matter has been SUBJUDICED. To save skin of THE BLUE EYED BOY of the Khadim e aala Punjab a Supreme Court Judge (Mr. Javed Iqbal……. Shahid Orakzai case fame) took suo moto action on the matter capturing all the record available. Not a single hearing has so far taken place.

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  • Sana refuses direct answers on missing doctor By Our Staff Reporter Thursday, 14 Oct, 2010 http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/local/lahore/sana-refuses-direct-answers-on-missing-doctor-400

    LAHORE, Oct 13: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah refused to come up with direct answers on the missing doctor of Jinnah Hospital and was content in dropping hints that Dr Ali Abdullah was is in the custody of law-enforcement agencies in connection with terror activities.

    He was responding to an adjournment motion moved by PML-N’s Rana Ijaz Ahmed Khan in the Punjab Assembly on Wednesday.

    In his first response, Sanaullah said an FIR had been registered and the police were investigating. When the MPA insisted that there were reports that he had been in the custody of an intelligence agency, the law minister responded that a joint investigation team of police and intelligence agencies officials had been probing the matter. He said the team had investigated the alleged link of the doctor with the militants involved in attack on Jinnah Hospital. He, however, did not give details about the progress of the investigation.

    According to the FIR, Dr Abdullah was kidnapped while returning home a couple of months ago. Media reports alleged that he had assisted the terrorists involved in attack on Jinnah Hospital to free their injured accomplice being treated there. The Young Doctors Association has been demanding the release of Dr Abdullah.

    PPP’s Hasan Murtaza, on a point of order, criticised the Punjab government for appointing bureaucrats on different projects and paying them handsomely. He said Lahore Commissioner Khusroo Pervez Khan was drawing huge salary package as project director of the Lahore Ring Road. He asked as to how the commissioner, being engaged in other assignments, would look after the administrative affairs of the provincial metropolitan.

    MPA Tahir Mahmood, on another point of order, asked Rana Sanaullah to inform the house correct facts regarding the lynching of two brothers in Sialkot.

    BILLS: The assembly passed the Forest Act (Amendment) Bill, 2010, and amendment in the rules of procedure of the assembly. Though just before tabling the bills, PML-Q’s Samina Khawar Hayat pointed out quorum but the house was found otherwise after the count as over 100 legislators rushed to their seats from the lobby.

    Rana Sanaullah moved the proposed amendment in the Rules of Procedure of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab, 1997, regarding pre-budget discussion as recommended by the standing committee on law and parliamentary affairs.

    According to the amendment, the law minister in consultation with the finance minister shall include in the list of business a general discussion seeking proposals from members of the house regarding next budget in a session of the assembly during months of January to March each year.

    After amendment, the general discussion on budget proposals shall take place for at least four days during the session and the assembly may recommend the proposals to the government for the next budget on a resolution moved by the finance minister after the conclusion of the discussion. Under the Forest (Amendment) Bill, 2010, penalties and fines have been increased for protection of forests. The punishments of fines determined in 1927 under the Forest Act had deterrent effect during that time. But due to gradual inflation, the punishments, especially those of Rs50 or Rs500 fine, have become meaningless as per modern day value of our currency.

    The penalty of fine required drastic improvements and a system of staged penalty has been proposed. A comprehensive definition clause has been proposed to be added to the 1927 Act. The reserved and protected forests cannot be de-notified and except some permissible land uses in the forests, the forest land cannot be used for any other purpose.

    The proposed measures are likely to put on halt the ever-shrinking forest area of a province which is hardly 3.1 per cent of the total area, one of the lowest in world. During the past sixteen years, over 100,000 acres of forests lands have been transferred to different agencies/departments etc.

  • To many here, the drama represents progress: In a nation with a history of military coups, an independent judiciary has emerged as the major threat to the unpopular government. To others, including some government critics and lawyers’ movement stalwarts, the court and its chief justice are on a warpath against Zardari that threatens a fragile democracy that needs an elected government – even a bad one – to complete a term in office. “This judge and the court have embarked upon politics,” said lawyer Khurram Latif Khosa, whose father, also a lawyer, advises Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani. “The lawyers who were chanting slogans in their favor are now burning effigies of their idols.” Some legal experts say they are disturbed that the court rarely pursues matters involving non-ruling-party politicians or the military establishment. Under Musharraf, Chaudhry was a vocal advocate for cases involving suspects who disappeared, allegedly at the hands of Pakistan’s intelligence services. The cases have made little progress since last year. Pakistan’s emboldened judiciary threatens government stability By Karin Brulliard Washington Post Foreign Service
    Wednesday, October 13, 2010 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/12/AR2010101205922.html