Model Town report case heard in LHC

Model Town report case heard in LHC

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of an Intra-Court Appeal (ICA), filed by the Punjab government against LHC single bench orders for making the Model Town Inquiry report public, till October 11.Justice Abid Aziz Sheikh headed the full bench with Justice Syed Shahbaz Ali Rizvi and Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin Ahmad .

Earlier, the government's counsel Khawaja Haris resumed his arguments and submitted the single bench ordered to release the Model Town report despite the fact that six identical petitions were pending before a full bench. He said that three petitions were referred to full bench by three different single benches on knowing that identical petitions were being heard by the full bench.

If so, then, why the single bench did not refer the matter to full bench after the law officer pointed out that identical petitions were pending before full bench, he said. He questioned single bench orders by saying that no notice under Article 27-A was issued to the advocate general for assistance whereas it was a mandatory step for hearing such matter.

Referring to various court judgments, he contended that the court was bound to hear the stance of advocate general as it was a constitutional provision. As the arguments of government counsel were in progress,the full bench adjourned the matter till October 11.



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