SHC issues notice on petition for allowing jailed accused to take exam

KARACHI: Father of a 17-year-old accused killer on Saturday approached the Sindh High Court (SHC) seeking court directives to authorities concerned to provide his son with facilities to take intermediate exams inside Karachi central prison.

A division bench of SHC headed by Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi issued notice to home secretary, superintendent Karachi Central Prison and chairman BIEK to file comments on a petition by Monday.

The petitioner, Muhammad Anwar Sanjrani, said that his son Muhammad Attar Sanjrani was student at St Patrick’s College, Saddar Karachi in Intermediate pre-engineering science group. His annual intermediate examination 2014 has commenced from April 22 and he already has been issued admit card, he added.

Unfortunately my son has been nominated in FIR 12/2014 related to murder of one 19-year Sajjad Ali at Bahadurabad police station, he said, adding that my son was presently confined at the central prison and wanted to write papers from prison but he was not being facilitated.

He said that he had requested the chairman BIEK to facilitate his son for taking examination but his request was declined with direction to obtain orders from trial court in this regard.

After that, he said, he approached judicial magistrate East and filing application in this regard but the same was dismissed. He told two-judge bench that since exams were under way, future of his son, presently held at central prison on judicial remand, would be ruined if he was not given opportunity to take exams.

Therefore, he requested the court to direct authorities concerned to facilitate his son to take his intermediate papers.

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