SHC allows family to meet Uzair Baloch

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday directed the Rangers authorities to arrange a meeting of Uzair Baloch, the Lyari gang war leader, with his family as per jail manual.

The SHC bench was hearing the petition filed by Samina Uzair, wife of Uzair Baloch, seeking family members’ meeting with him.

The Lyari gagsters’ head and chief of banned Peoples Aman Committee, is currently at the Mitharam Hostel, a sub jail, as he is detained by the Rangers for his involvement in offences falling within Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997.

The court ordered the meeting of Uzair Baloch with his family members at the Mitharam Hostel as per jail rules.

Earlier, Ms Samina Uzair, had submitted in her petition that the family had not been in contact Uzair for the past 13 months and she saw her husband recently on 30th January 2016 during his presence in Anti-Terrorism Court.

The petitioner submitted that Faiz Baloch, father of Uzair Baloch, had been murdered and when Uzair struggled to get the murder FIR registered; he was implicated in false cases. “Large number of false cases was registered against my husband on political basis,” she added.

Citing Rangers and home department as respondents, she requested the court to direct the Rangers to arrange her and other family members’ meeting Uzair at the Mitharam Hostel in accordance with law. The court was further requested to issue directions for the medical facilities for Uzair Baloch.