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SC adjourns Ali Wazir’s bail application till today

Written by The Frontier Post

ISLAMABAD (APP): The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned till Tuesday the post-arrest bail application of Member National Assembly (MNA) Ali Wazir.
A three-member SC bench comprising Justice Sardar Tariq Masood, Justice Amin-ud-Din Khan and Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhel heard the bail after an arrest plea. During the course of proceedings, Justice Sardar Tariq said that the case was mistakenly added to another bench. On Friday, the court had ordered the case before the same bench, he added. MNA Mohsin Dawar appeared before the bench on behalf of Ali Wazeer. He said that the counsel could not come to Islamabad after hearing adjournment of the case.
Justice Tariq asked Dawar to call the counsel and the court would hear the case tomorrow (Tuesday). He asked the Prosecutor General Sindh why he didn’t appear in court? The Prosecutor responded that he was present before the bench on court orders.
Justice Tariq said that the bail application case had been pending for five months. Later, the court adjourned the hearing till Tuesday on the plea of Mohsin Dawar.
SC dismisses plea seeking dismissal of NADRA officer: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition seeking dismissal of National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) Shakargarh Incharge Muhammad Boota from service.
A two-member SC bench comprising Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar heard the case.
During the course of proceedings, the counsel for NADRA apprised the court that a woman named Parveen Akhtar visited NADRA center to change her Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC). The woman’s husband’s name was Irshad Ahmed but mistakenly Usman Yusuf Mobin was written on the card, he added.
He said Usman Yusuf Mubeen was the chairman of NADRA at that time.
Upon this, the Chief Justice asked how was it possible that such an error occurred in data entry?
Muhammad Boota said that the woman who entered data incorrectly was reinstated.
The Chief Justice addressing Boota said that it was his responsibility to review the data as an in-charge. Muhammad Boota said that everything would had been cleared if there had been an inquiry. The ID card was also signed by the Chairman NADRA, he added.
He asked if he was responsible as an incharge then why not the chairman NADRA who gave the final approval. He said that he was dismissed from service without any inquiry. Another entry was later made in the name of Usman Mubeen but no action was taken, he added.

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