LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday took notice of an incident of alleged assault of a pastor on a girl on pretext of providing her job and directed the district and sessions judge concerned to look into the matter.
The court took the notice on a press item. A 20 years old orphan girl came to pastor Shamshad who promised to manage a job for her.
The family of the girl had financial constraints and the pastor, promising the girl a job, molested her many times. He also made her naked pictures and videos on mobile to blackmail her and to make her keep mum.
When the girl was fed up with this prolonged “practice”, she disclosed the matter to her mother who submitted an application against the pastor with Emanabad police, who registered a case, arrested him and started investigation.
The LHC Complaint Cell took notice of the news on administrative side and directed the D&SJ concerned to look into the matter and submit report in a week.
call companies’ case: The Lahore High Court gave more time to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to file reply on a petition against alleged raiding on the offices of the international phone calling companies.
Earlier, Justice Shahid Bilal Hassan had sought replies from the PTA and Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
On Wednesday, the PTA counsel sought more time to file the reply. The FIA in its reply stated that the raids were conducted on the instruction of the PTA and officials had only examined the records of these companies.
The petitioner’s counsel submitted that the petitioners were running their business lawfully and under the rules and regulations, and no law was violated. Even then, he added, the FIA had started a drive against them without any reason.
He alleged that the FIA had started raids on the offices of the petitioners, which he termed harassment.
He said the raids were hampering the petitioners business, terming the FIA action a violation of the fundamental right of a company to run lawful business.
He requested the court to take notice of the FIA’s drive against them and restrain it from conducting raids on the petitioners’ office.