KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday resumed the hearing of the petition related to reopening the cases regarding the May 12, 2007 mayhem, which claimed at least 50 lives in Karachi.
The court heard a case regarding the investigation into the reopening of 65 cases regarding May 12 carnage. The additional prosecutor general Ali Haider Saleem appeared before the SHC.
During the hearing, the AIG Karachi sought time from the court to submit a progress report into the reopening of the cases. Government attorney said that the applicant named, Iqbal Kazmi, has already expired, to which the SHC bench ordered the concerned SHO to submit the death certificate.
Later, the court adjourned the hearing of the case until October 04, 2021.
Meanwhile, the SHC extended the bail of Agha Siraj Durrani, Speaker National Assembly till September 20, 2021 in a case related to "assets beyond means".
A new bench of SHC heard the bail petition of Durrani and ordered the counsels of both parties to come up prepared for arguments in the next hearing on September 20, 2021.
The new bench held the hearing of the case after the Supreme Court ordered for afresh hearing the bail petition.
Copyright Business Recorder, 2021