Orders of the Sindh High Court to publish the key JIT reports

KARACHI: On Tuesday, the Sindh High Court (SHC) granted a petition to publicly disclose three reports from the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on high-profile cases, ARY News reported.

Judge Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro heard the case and heard the petition presented by the Federal Minister of Maritime Affairs, Ali Zaidi, in the high court that was trying to make the JIT reports public.

The bank today ordered the authorities to publish JIT reports on the leader of the Lyari gang war, Uzair Baloch, the tragedy of the Baldia factory fire and the former president of the Society of Fishermen Cooperatives, Nisar Morai

The petitioner’s lawyer argued in court that the government was hiding the causes of the bleeding in the city by keeping secret the investigation report that the investigators completed.

The petitioner’s lawyer, Omar Soomro, said that the JITs were formed at the request of the provincial government, and after the completion of the investigations, their reports were hidden from the public, who has the right to know the truth.

More than 250 innocent people were burned to death in the Baldia factory fire, the lawyer said. Uzair Baloch, the king of gang warfare in Lyari, had turned the area into a war zone. The lawyer said that several police officers and government officials who were not promoted to high positions were involved in the activities of the criminals and remained silent as spectators by failing to fulfill their obligations under the law.

“Now these officers have received promotions and have been published in key government positions,” said the lawyer. “The chief secretary of Sindh wants to protect these officers,” he said.

He asked the court to publish and provide official copies of the JIT reports, since all citizens have the right to access the information.

“We want to keep the facts before the public and file a petition to make the reports public.”




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Fawad committing contempt of court by mentioning JIT report: PPP

ISLAMABAD: Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, the spokesman to the Pakistan Folks’s Social gathering (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, has stated that Federal Minister for Data and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has overtly violated the directions of Supreme Courtroom which clearly prohibit anybody from speaking in regards to the Joint Investigation Workforce (JIT) report, accusing him of the contempt of courtroom.

In an announcement issued right here on Monday, Senator Khokhar questioned on what foundation the federal authorities was demanding the resignation of Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah.

He stated that the information minister ought to ask his personal PTI authorities to render resignations of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, Defence Minister Pervez Khattak and Punjab Senior Minister Aleem Khan earlier than he asks CM Sindh to take action.

The PPP chief’s spokesman stated that the JIT report was solely an excuse to focus on the Sindh authorities. The puppet politicians are usually not in a position to settle for the actual mandate of the folks, Senator Khokhar concluded.


PPP Data Secretary and MNA Dr Nafisa Shah, whereas responding to Fawad’s press convention, stated that the integrity of the parliament is being compromised.

In an announcement right here on Monday, she stated Fawad’s accusations of corruption in opposition to others is rather like the “kettle calling pot black”.

She stated the ‘PM-select’ Imran Khan is having hassle gaining belief from inside his personal occasion on account of his failure in fulfilling his guarantees. As an alternative of scheming and plotting in opposition to Sindh authorities the federal authorities ought to repair its personal flaws, she added.

She stated that Fawad’s tales of corruption have been uncovered by a member of his personal occasion in a ebook. “The ebook talks of how the data minister is a corrupt man and used his uncle’s standing as a decide to loot and plunder,” he added.

The PPP lawmaker referred to as it ironic for Fawad to speak about corruption when he’s himself accused of such practices.

Names placed on ECL only if suspicion suspects won’t return: Law minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Legislation and Justice Farogh Naseem on Friday mentioned that names of individuals concerned in a case are solely positioned on the Exit Management Record (ECL) if there’s purpose to consider they won’t come again to Pakistan as soon as they depart.

Naseem defined that the inside ministry has to submit names to the federal cupboard and that the person’s place on the matter needn’t be thought of earlier than putting the identify on ECL.

He mentioned that the names of 172 individuals talked about in a Joint Investigation Crew (JIT) report in pretend accounts case with their names positioned on the ECL, can be introduced earlier than a court docket the place they will defend themselves.

The minister for legislation added that the present authorities will be sure that the rule of legislation is imposed throughout the nation and the method of accountability continues.

In response to a query, Naseem defined that the leaking of the report back to the media won’t have an effect on case proceedings.

“The media is impartial and that is such massive information that it is going to be out within the open,” he mentioned.

“Khawaja Asif’s identify was not into consideration through the cupboard assembly. The federal government will take measures via which the legislation and Structure is applied,” he answered to a query.

“If proof is discovered towards authorities representatives, then they can even be positioned on the ECL,” he mentioned.