Report sought on ‘harassment’ of Pak-Turk School teachers

Report sought on ‘harassment’ of Pak-Turk School teachers

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ordered the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) to submit a report and to continue an inquiry regarding the alleged harassment of Pak-Turk teachers.

Islamabad High Court Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani conducted the hearing. Babar Sattar was the counsel from the applicants while SP Counter Terrorism Department Rawalpindi and Additional Attorney General Afnan Karim Kundi, appeared before the court.

The court issued the order to Counter Terrorism Department after it briefed the court in camera.

The SP CTD Rawalpindi informed the court: "We were not harassing any one adding that the staff is being investigated in the bid of terrorism".

The counsel of the applicant, Babar Sattar, said that the counter terrorism Department Punjab had no link with the Pak-Turk matter however the government was harassing the Pak-Turk's staff through the said department. He said that to harass the Pak-Turk staff was not acceptable.

The counsel of the applicant informed the court that on the direction of provincial law minister the Counter Terrorism Department Punjab was taking action against the Pak-Turk staff.

The court adjourned the hearing till February 02.

FJWU students concerned over missing of Prof Salman Haider: The students of Gender Studies, Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) have expressed concern about Prof. Salman Haider who has been missing under mysterious circumstances in Islamabad since Friday night.

The students here on Monday requested the university Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr. Samina Amin Qadir, to expedite efforts for the recovery of Prof. Salman Haider.

They also prayed for the health and safety of their professor and expressed solidarity with his family.

A one-week deadline has been given to police officials for the arrest of the criminals at large.

SSP for ensuring arrests of proclaimed offenders:

The Senior Superintendent of Police Islamabad, Sajid Kiani, has directed the heads of all police stations to ensure the arrests of proclaimed offenders within a week and also improve the performance towards combating crime.

According to a police spokesman, the SSP, Sajid Kiani reviewed the overall performance of the heads of various police stations and directed to launch an effective crackdown against proclaimed offenders as well as other criminals involved in crimes of a heinous nature besides ensuring their immediate arrest.

He warned that their performance would be reviewed after one week and those involved in sluggish policing would have to face disciplinary action.

Kiani directed the police officials to take effective steps to control crime and adopt a professional as well as responsible attitude to mitigate the sufferings of the people. He also stressed for speedy disposal of cases and their investigation purely on merit.

He said that investigation on pending cases should be completed at the earliest as progress in such cases would be reviewed soon.