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JI calls for accountability over Paradise Papers

JI calls for accountability over Paradise Papers

BAHAWALPUR: Jamaaat-i -Islami Secretary General Liaqat Baloch has demanded the accountability of all those exposed in Paradise Papers in addition to Panama Papers.

Addressing a workers’ convention here on Sunday, he said the accountability should not be confined to Nawaz Sharif’s family members only but its scope should be widened against all those also who had plundered country’s wealth and resources.

He said the ‘exhausted cartridges’ had also surrounded PTI chief Imran and they had also cheated the common people.

Mr Baloch condemned the change in the Khatm-i-Naboowat laws and said it was a planned conspiracy. He said civil-military tension had caused damage to Pakistan’s repute in whole of the world. He criticised the Muttahida Qaumi Movement which swept the Karachi polls and created lawlessness there although earlier the Karachi belonged to the JI.

The JI leader announced his support for the demand of the locals for the restoration of the Bahawalpur province.

The convention was also addressed by JI Punjab emir Mian Maqsood Ahmed and MPA Dr Syed Waseem Akhtar.

Later, Liaqat Baloch led a rally up to Shahdara Chowk to press for the demand of the provincial status for Bahawalpur.

SUSPENDED: District Police Officer Mustansar Feroze suspended the Civil Lines station house officer (SHO) from service for dereliction of duty.

SHO Imran Siddiqui had failed to comply with a court order and was suspended by the DPO. The court ordered the DPO to register a case against the suspended SHO under Police Order 2000.

An applicant, Asif Raza Chughtai, of Nishat Colony, who was allegedly deprived of his mobile phone and cash in August but the police did not register his case. He moved the court for the registration of the case by the police.

Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) Syed Jahangir Ali ordered the Civil Lines police on Aug 10, 2017 to register Asif’s FIR. But, the complainant told the judge on Nov 11 that his FIR was registered by SHO Siddiqui. At this, the ADSJ ordered the police to register a case against the SHO.

On receipt of court orders, the DPO suspended the SHO, however, a case against him has not been registered yet.

Published in Dawn, November 13th, 2017

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