Karachi: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday restrained Dadu police from arresting a man in a freewill marriage case.
A woman, Paras, submitted that she married Sanaullah of her free will on March 27 but her family being annoyed at the marriage registered a false kidnapping case against her spouse and in-laws.
She sought quashment of the FIR against her spouse and protection. The court, issuing notices to the AG and Dadu police, restrained the police from taking further steps with regard to the registration of the FIR and directed them to conduct an honest investigation and submit a report on September 7.
Notice issued to KMC
The Sindh High Court issued a notice to the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) on a petition against the conversion of an amenity plot on University Road. Ardeshir Cowasjee and other citizens had filed the petition against the conversion of the amenity plot and the construction of a Sindh Building Control Authority building by the defunct city government.
The petitioners’ counsel submitted that changing the status of the amenity plot meant for a hockey stadium by the SBCA and the KMC was a violation of building regulations.
SBCA counsel Khursheed Javed filed a counter affidavit saying that the hockey stadium could not be established due to the construction of a flyover and alternate land was to be allocated for that purpose by the government. A division bench, headed by Justice Maqbool Baqar, issuing notices to the KMC, directed its counsel to file comments at the next hearing.