Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Khanani and Kalia case adjourned

Staff ReportKarachi: South District and Session Judge Fahim Ahmed Siddiqui adjourned the hearing of the foreign currency scam case against Hanif Kalia, Javed Khanani and Munaf Kalia till December 26. The adjournment came after Deputy Attorney General Aamir Raza Naqvi, appearing as Special Public Prosecutor (SPP), remained absent.
The court expressed anger over the absence of the SPP and observed that if the prosecutor remains absent on the next date of hearing, the case will be decided ex-parte. Regarding an application by the defence counsel highlighting the denial of proper medical facilities to Hanif Kalia, the court ordered prison authorities to shift him to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC).
The court also ordered the JPMC Additional Director to personally attend to the accused and submit a medical report on the next date of hearing.

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