Chingchi owners’ body files petition in SC


Karachi: Association for the Welfare of Owners and Staff of Chingchi has filed a civil petition for leave to appeal in the Supreme Court of Pakistan to set aside the order of Sindh High Court of August 5, 2015 regarding banning the makeshift three wheelers, and prayed to grant leave to appeal in the ends of justice.

Petition filed by Advocate on Record for petitioner Ghulam Qadir Jatoi and Syed Abdul Waheed Advocate has made province of Sindh through secretary transport, government of Sindh; Sindh secretary excise and taxation, secretary district regional transport authority Karachi and deputy inspector general of police traffic Karachi as respondents.

The petition stated that the government of Sindh, labour, transport, industries and commerce departments allowed inter alia operation of four-stroke Qinngqi rickshaws 100 CC and 150 CC vide a notification dated 21.4.2007 followed by a corrigendum dated 23.9. 2010 specified the registration marks for it. The object of the government was to bring under tax all Chingchi rickshaws plying without paying a single penny to the government. A summary to that effect was floated by the secretary excise and taxation department and approved by the chief minister Sindh. The government of Sindh also issued a letter to the deputy inspector general of police traffic Karachi not to disturb the Chingchi rickshaws.

The petitioner prayed that the honourable court may be pleased to set aside the impugned order of SHC dated 05.8.2015 and grant leave to appeal in the ends of justice.