لاہور ہائی کورٹ نے یونین کونسل واں بھچراںکا پرانا نوٹی فکیشن منسوخ کر دیا

میانوالی ( قیصر ٹھیٹھیہ سے) لاہور ہائی کورٹ نے یونین کونسل واں بھچراںکا پرانا نوٹی فکیشن منسوخ کر دیا۔میرٹ پر فیصلے کے لیے کمشنر سرگودھا کوڈی سی او میانوالی کی طرف سے ارسال کردہ سفارشات کی روشنی میں سات دن کے اندر فیصلہ کرنے کا حکم دے دیا۔
1998میں 28ہزار سے زائد آبادی تھی اب تو 60ہزار تجاوز کر رہی ہے ، موسٰی خیل اور دیگریونین کونسل بنائی جا سکتی ہیں تو واں بھچراں کی دو یونین کونسل کیوں نہیں بنائی جا سکتیں درخواست گزاران کا موئقف۔
تفصیلات کے مطابق لاہور ہائی کورٹ نے یونین کونسل واں بھچراںکا پرانا نوٹی فکیشن منسوخ کر دیاہے اور میرٹ پر فیصلے کے لیے کمشنر سرگودھا کوڈی سی او میانوالی کی طرف سے ارسال کردہ سفارشات کی روشنی میں سات دن کے اندر فیصلہ کرنے کا حکم دے دیا ، لاہور ہائی کورٹ میں اپیلانٹ ملک اللہ داد گھنجیرہ نے ملک مشتاق گھنجیرہ ایڈووکیٹ کے توسط سے انٹرا کورٹ اپیل دائر کی تھی جس کی سماعت گذشتہ روز جسٹس عائشہ ملک اور جسٹس اعجاز الاحسن نے کی ،اپیل میں موئقف اختیار کیا گیا تھا کہ واں بھچراں کی آبادی بہت زیادہ ہے اسے دو یونین کونسلوں میں تقسیم کر کے نئی یونین کونسل بنائی جائے، 1998میں اس کی آبادی 28ہزار سے زائد آبادی تھی اب تو 60ہزار تجاوز کر رہی ہے اس لیے ہماری عوام سے زیادتی ہے ، اسی آبادی پر موسٰی خیل اور دیگر یونین کونسلوں کی دو دو یونین کونسل بنائی جا چکی ہیں ۔درخواست گزاران نے میڈیا کو بتایا کہ ہم حق پر ہیں اور انشا ءاللہ حق کی فتح ہو گی ۔اس موقع پرموجود پی ٹی آئی کے ممبر صوبائی اسمبلی ملک احمد خان بھچر نے میڈیا سے گفتگو کرتے ہوئے کہا کہ ہم عوام کے حقوق کےلئے ہر فورم پر جائیں گے۔سیاسی مخالفت کی بنا پر ہمارے حقوق چھینے نہیں جا سکتے ۔ہمیں سیاسی انتقام کا نشانہ بناکر عوام کے حقوق غصب نہیں کرنے دیں گے ۔عوام کو بنیادی سہولیات کی فراہمی کے لیے حکومت مثبت اقدامات کی بجائے ان کے لیے مشکلات پیدا کر رہی ہے

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Carving provinces: ‘Parliament must ascertain the will of the people first’

LAHORE:

The Lahore High Court observed on Friday that the incumbent assemblies had no mandate to create new provinces. The court was hearing petitions questioning the legal status of a parliamentary commission on new provinces.

Justice Khalid Mahmood Khan pointed out that political parties represented in the parliament had not contested the previous election with the manifesto of new provinces. “The parties should contest the upcoming elections with their proposals for new provinces,” the judge said.

The judge said the bid for creation of new provinces as a general election approached had raised doubts regarding the motivation of the political parties involved.

Lead counsel for the petitioners, Advocate Azhar Siddique, argued that neither the Constitution nor Rules of Business allowed the National Assembly speaker to form a commission to deliberate creation of new provinces.

The counsel said people in Mianwali had been observing strikes to protest the recommendations of the “illegal” parliamentary commission. He said the situation might get worse if the commission was not suspended.

Justice Khan asked a deputy attorney general to produce the notification regarding the formation of the parliamentary commission. The law officer could not produce the notification. He said authorities in Islamabad had been contacted but nothing had come forth so far. He sought more time to produce the notification.

The judge observed that the court could not issue a stay order till it knew who had issued the notification using which law.

He adjourned the hearing till Monday (February 4) and directed the deputy attorney general to come up with the notification, the recommendations and the terms of references of the Parliamentary Commission.

Earlier, the petitioners’ counsel had reiterated that the president’s spokesman and PPP Senator Farhatullah Babar was heading the commission and that the majority party in the Punjab had boycotted it. He said both the ANP and the MQM, represented on the commission, had no representation in the Punjab at any level.

The counsel pointed out that Punjab Assembly had passed two resolutions on the matter and demanded the restoration of Bahawalpur province. He said Senator Babar had denied the existence of a Bahawalpur province in the past.

Advocate Siddique argued that the incumbent leaders had no mandate for creating a new province. He reiterated that Article 239 of the Constitution empowered the Parliament to change the boundaries of provinces.

He said that Mianwali was a lot closer to Lahore than Multan but some political parties were recommending including Mianwali in the new province to gain political mileage.

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Mianwali’s inclusion in new province

THE Lahore High Court on Thursday issued notices to Attorney General of Pakistan and Advocate General Punjab and sought their assistance on a petition challenging inclusion of Mianwali district in proposed Bahawalpur Janobi Punjab province.

Justice Muhammad Khalid Mahmood Khan issued this order on a petition moved by a local lawyer. The petitioner submitted that Article 239 of the Constitution empowered the parliament to change geographical limits of provinces. While the incumbent political parties sitting in assemblies had no mandate to create new provinces. Neither President nor Prime Minister or Speaker National Assembly had power to form a parliamentary commission on provinces issue and such commission had no jurisdiction to amend the Constitution, the advocate contended.

At this, CJ observed that formation of parliamentary commission on new provinces seemed unconstitutional. The petitioner pointed out that Mianwali was closer to Lahore than Multan but political parties bent on to include Mianwali in new proposed province only to gain political mileage in the upcoming general elections.

In order to save Mianwali, the residents had launched a movement while strikes were also being observed against the decision of the parliamentary commission, the advocate pointed out.

The counsels argued that the legislators would have to amend the Article 1 of the constitution. They said the parliamentary commission was formed by few political parties to woo voters in their favour. He said by creation of new province the country would suffer huge loss and riots could erupt in the respective areas.

They requested the court to turn down the formation of the parliamentary commission and also declare its report as unconstitutional. The petitioner also requested the court to stay the implementation of the recommendations of the commission till the final disposal to the petition.

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Malik Ahmad Khan Bhachar With Imran Khan

Malik Ahmad Khan Bhachar With Imran Khan

Malik Ahmad Khan Bhachar With Imran Khan

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Unpopular proposal: Protest against Mianwali’s proposed inclusion in new province

MIANWALI:

More than 300 shopkeepers observed a shutter-down strike across the district on Monday to protest against the proposal of including Mianwali in the proposed Bahawalpur-South Punjab province.

The protesters organised sit-ins at several areas in the city with the biggest sit-in at Jahaz Chowk. The protesters included university students, members of the district bar council, traders, representatives of the civil society and religious organisations and members of Jamaat-i-Islami, Tehreek-i-Insaf and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz. They gathered at the chowk and blocked the roads leading to Multan, Lahore and Rawalpindi.

They said that the people of the Mianwali district did not want to be part of the Bahawalpur-South Punjab province.

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2.5 kilograms of heroin recovered

Rawalpindi: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) on Thursday arrested a passenger at Benazir Bhutto International Airport after recovery of 2.5 kilograms of heroin concealed in his baggage, ANF sources said.The ANF said that Muhammad Kamal, hailing from Mianwali and bearing passport number AP-4206292, was proceeding to Bahrain by GF-771 at 7:15 a.m. when he was intercepted at the ANF counter for luggage search.

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Eight SPs, 13 DSPs reshuffled

LAHORE, Oct 31: The provincial police chief on Wednesday transferred and posted eight superintendents of police and 13 deputy superintendents of police across the province.

The IG has appointed Dera Ghazi Khan SP Investigation Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi, who originally belongs to Mianwali district, as new Lahore Sadar SP (Operations).

The capital city police chief and the DIG (operations) had recommended the name of Lahore SP Headquarters Hasan Mushtaq Sokhaira for the slot.

A source at the Central Police Office told Dawn that Mr Niazi’s name was finalised for the slot in a sudden move as Sokhaira had been given a ‘green signal’ for the post by the authorities.

Sokhaira had earlier served as Sadar SP Investigation for a year.

According to notifications issued from the Central Police Office, Chuhng Police Training College SSP/Principal Suleman Sultan Rana has been transferred and posted Punjab Counter Terrorism Department SSP; Bahawalpur Region Legal SP Nasir Mahmood Afzal Kalyar has been transferred and posted Punjab Investigation Branch SP; awaiting posting Syed Ali Nasir Rizvi has been transferred and posted Elite Police Force Lahore deputy director monitoring; awaiting posting Umer Riaz has been posted Sheikhupura SP Investigation in place of SP Flt-Lt Qaiser Bashir Makhdoom (retired) who has been transferred and posted Punjab Special Branch SP; DG Khan SP Investigation Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi has been transferred and posted Lahore Sadar SP operations; and awaiting posting Mrs Rehana Kausar has been posted as Elite Police Force Lahore deputy director.

AIG Legal Human Rights Cell Central Police Office Qamarul Zaman will continue his present posting.

Similarly, Bahawalnagar’s Chishtian Circle SDPO Khawar Zaman has been transferred and posted Rahim Yar Khan’s Khanpur Circle SDPO; Khanpur Circle SDPO Abid Akhtar has been transferred and posted Chishtian Circle SDPO; awaiting posting Arif Rasheed has been posted Chakwal’s Talagang Circle SDPO; awaiting posting Abdul Latif has been transferred and posted Chakwal DSP Headquarters; Farooqabad PTS DSP Legal Khizar Hayat has been transferred and posted Kasur DSP Legal; Kasur DSP Legal Muhammad Iqbal has been transferred and posted Faisalabad DSP Legal; Sheikhupura City Circle SDPO Qudoos Beg has been transferred and posted Sheikhupura DSP Headquarters; Punjab Constabulary DSP Muhammad Saleem Shah has been transferred and posted Muzaffargarh DSP Headquarters; Gujranwala CTP Civil Lines Circle DSP Mrs Hameeda Begum has been transferred and posted at Punjab Constabulary, Lahore; awaiting posting Amanullah Khan has been transferred and posted Punjab PHP DSP; awaiting posting Muhammad Ishaq has been posted Bahawalpur City Circle SDPO; Gujranwala DSP Organised Crime-II Ms Farhat Naseem has been transferred and posted DSP Elite Police Force; whereas Sheikhupura DSP Headquarters Muhammad Tariq has been transferred and directed to report to the Central Police Office, Lahore.

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