SHC directs to produce Usman Moazzam before court


KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) has directed DG Rangers Sindh and Superintendent of Central Prison Karachi to produce Usman Moazzam, a general secretary of PASBAN Pakistan, before it on 15th October 2015.

SHC bench heard the petition filed by filed by Usman Moazzam’s wife Saboohi Usman seeking the whereabouts of her spouse.

The petitioner’s counsel Farooq Ahmed argued that Rangers’ lawyer has already submitted in their written comments that Usman Moazzam has been detained for three months with effect from 28th August 2015 to 25th November 2015 by Sector Commander Sachal Rangers under section 11EEEE of Anti-Terrorism Act (Amended) 2013 and at present he is confined in Central Prison Karachi.

The counsel further submitted that after filing of the comments by the rangers, SHC directed the Superintendent Central Prison Karachi to arrange a meeting of Usman Moazzam with his family members as per the Jail manual. However, on 18th September, when the family went to the Central Prison Karachi, the jail authorities told them that they had not received the custody of Usman Moazzam.

The court observed this matter as serious which cannot be ignored and directed that the DG Rangers and Superintendent of Central Prison Karachi to submit their comments in this regard by 15th October.