SHC confirms pre-arrest bail of Kamal, others in land allotment reference.


KARACHI -- The Sindh High Court on Tuesday confirmed the interim pre-arrest bail of former Karachi nazim and Pak Sarzameen Party chairman Syed Mustafa Kamal and others in a reference about alleged illegal allotment of land.

The two-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ahmed Ali M. Shaikh confirmed the interim bail of Mr Kamal, then executive district officer Iftikhar KaimAkhani and eight others after hearing arguments from both sides.

In July, the SHC had granted interim pre-arrest bail to Mustafa Kamal against a surety bond of Rs500,000 while the other suspects also obtained interim bail.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had filed a reference against the former mayor and others in June regarding alleged illegal allotment of around 5,500 square yards of commercial land to Bahria Town for a multistorey building in Clifton.

Order reserved in police officers' transfer case

Besides the former nazim and EDO, NAB had also named then district coordination officer Fazlur Rehman, then executive district officer Iftikhar Kaimkhani, then district officer Mumtaz Haider, then additional DO Syed Nishat Ali, then sub-registrar-II, Clifton, Nazir Zardari, Zain Malik, the son-in-law of real estate tycoon Malik Riaz, builders Mohammad Dawood, Mohammad Yaqoob, Mohammad Irfan and Mohammad Rafiq, all associated with DJ Builders and Developers, as accused in the reference. The reference is pending trial before an accountability court in Karachi.

Order reserved

Another division bench of the SHC on Tuesday reserved its order on a petition challenging the notifications of provincial authorities to surrender the services of two senior police officers to the federal government.

The petition was filed by some members of civil society against the notifications issued on Oct 15 and Dec 6, surrendering the services of DIG Khadim Rind and SSP Dr Rizwan Ahmed Khan to the...

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