Kite fliers, beware of the LHC hammer!

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A division bench of the Supreme Court directing the strict implementation of the 2009 amended laws in regard of kite flying disposed of a suo motu notice here on Friday. The bench comprising Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani and Justice Mian Saqib Nisar was hearing the matter at the Supreme Court Lahore registry. Earlier, the bench was informed on behalf of the Punjab government that the law on kite flying had been amended and use of iron and chemical twine were banned. The court was further told that medical facilities were provided to a citizen, Fahim, who was injured badly after his throat was slashed by twine, and now he was healthy. The bench after hearing the arguments disposed of the suo motu and directed to strictly implement the amended law. The SC took notice of kite flying in 2005.
SARABJEET SINGH CASE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday adjourned the petition seeking release of an Indian prisoner Sarabjeet Singh till 19 April and directed the government to complete the required procedure of his release immediately. At the directions of Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik of LHC, the Inspector General Punjab (Prison) submitted his report that stated that Sarbjeet Singh completed his sentence. After submission of this report the court issued notice to interior ministry to submit its report in this regard. The court observed that according to constitution and Islamic ethics, after completion of sentence, no one could be kept in detention. Advocate Awais Sheikh of the petitioner said the Singh`s sentence expired on Oct 30, 2010. Sarbajit, who had been arrested in 1990, was accused of carrying out bomb blasts in Lahore, Kasur and Faisalabad.
CHECK DISEASE SPREAD: A two-member bench of the Supreme Court directed on Friday the Punjab government to implement recommendations made in a report by medical experts to check spread of various diseases at the result of drug reactions in patients of Punjab Cardiology patients within 15 day. The apex court adjourned the hearing of suo motu notice against PIC deaths till April 9. The bench comprising Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani and Justice Mian Saqib Nisar was hearing the matter at Supreme Court Lahore Registry. As the proceedings started, a joint report prepared by five medical experts was presented to the bench. The report stated that hepatitis was spreading due to use of sub-standard and used syringes. Therefore, companies involved in manufacturing syringes be registered and only syringes of registered companies be allowed for use, the report added. To a court query regarding drug testing Laboratory, Advocate General Punjab Aushtar Ausaf submitted that a high standard drug testing laboratory had been set up in the province and efforts were in progress to link it with world Health Organization. Provincial secretary health submitted that the process to ensure supply of standard medicines at medical store had been started. However, the bench directed to maintain the status quo and sought a detailed report from the federal government in this regard. The court adjourned the further hearing of suo motu till April 9 and directed to forward the report made by medical experts to the Punjab government for implementation within 15 days. Meanwhile in another petition, the bench also heard arguments on plea against transfer of Shaikh Zayed Hospital to the Punjab govt.
SAPNA KHAN CASE: Justice Najam ul Hassan of the Lahore High Court on Friday disposing of petitions for recovery of Sapna Khan ordered police to execute orders of session court and investigate the matter as per law. Justice Sh Najam ul Hasan was hearing different petitions filed by Sapna Khan’s father, Missal Khan, and ex-husband, former CM Sardar Dost Muhammad khan Khosa. As proceedings started, the court asked concerned SHO and DSP regarding non registration of case in the matter. The police officials told that the cases were not registered due to lack of solid evidence. However, the Missal Khan’s counsel alleged that the police was delaying the matter to destroy evidence. The counsel contended that Sapna Khan had been killed but police failed to take action. The court after hearing arguments disposed of the petitions and directed to implement orders of sessions court. Missal Khan through a petition pleaded the court to issue directions for implementation of sessions court’s order on his application for registration of a kidnap-cum-murder case against former chief minister Punjab Sardar Dost Muhammad Khosa for allegedly kidnapping and killing Sapna. The sessions court ordered police to proceed as per law in the matter and register case, if a criminal offence was made out. Dost Muhammad Khosa had also filed a petition for implementation of sessions court’s order on his application for recovery of his ex-wife Sapna Khan from her father, Missal Khan.