- Justice Umar Ata Bandial questions why the accused was not moved to Lahore regardless of court docket orders.
- Justice Bandial says court docket isn’t snug that the accused within the case have been stored in a jail regardless of orders being issued for his or her launch.
- Legal professional-general assures court docket that Omar Sheikh will likely be moved to Lahore inside per week.
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Courtroom on Thursday ordered authorities to shift the prime accused within the homicide of American journalist Daniel Pearl, Omar Sheikh, to Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail.
The apex court docket issued the orders throughout listening to of a plea filed by the federal and Sindh governments in opposition to the discharge of the accused.
Sheikh’s lawyer argued earlier than the court docket that his shopper’s household was in Lahore and he ought to be moved there.
To this, Justice Umar Ata Bandial requested why the accused was not moved to Lahore regardless of court docket orders.
“There are lots of excessive safety areas, Omar Sheikh might be moved there,” instructed Justice Bandial. He additionally remarked that the court docket was not issuing orders for the discharge of Sheikh however desires him to be moved to Lahore.
Justice Bandial’s questioning led the extra advocate-general of Punjab to tell the court docket that if the accused is shifted to a relaxation home then the assistance of the Rangers and the military could be wanted.
He added that as a substitute the accused will likely be stored in a authorities home inside the neighborhood of the jail.
“If he’s to be moved inside the premises of the jail then why is it taking a lot time?” requested Justice Bandial on the clarification given by the Punjab authorities consultant.
The decide was knowledgeable that the federal government was looking for a vacant home of a authorities worker to maneuver Sheikh.
Justice Bandial, through the listening to, additionally remarked that the court docket was not snug that the accused within the case have been stored in jail regardless of orders being issued for his or her launch.
Through the listening to, the Punjab authorities additionally requested for time to maneuver Sheikh to Lahore. However Justice Sajjad Ali Shah questioned why the federal government was searching for time when the accused was being stored within the neighborhood of the jail.
Legal professional-Basic of Pakistan Khalid Jawed assured the court docket that the accused will likely be moved inside per week. He additionally knowledgeable the bench that the opposite accused within the case will stay in Sindh as they hail from that province.
Later, the court docket adjourned the case for 2 weeks and requested the Punjab chief secretary to seem in court docket on the subsequent listening to.