IHC issues contempt-notice to CM Balochistan
23 October, 2012
ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) has issued contempt of court notice to Chief Minister Balochistan, Aslam Raisani for not distributing income allocated for earthquake victims.
According to media reports, Chairman National Disaster Management Authority, Dr Zafar Qadir and Chief Secretary of Balochistan have also been issued notices for contempt of court.
Chief Justice IHC, Iqbal Hameed-ur-Rehman heard the contempt of court case on Monday.
In addition to issuing notices, the court has asked all the parties to submit a written reply within 14 days.
It merits mentioning here that a few months before, IHC had given directions to ensure distribution of the amount allocated for earthquake victims of Ziarat and Pasheen. But, the order was not implemented. Consequently, a relevant petition was filed in IHC in which Chief Minister Balochistan was made a party.