Sindh High Court Orders Removal of Landlord, Khan, and Wadera Names from Public Places - Capital TV

June 4, 2023


Sindh High Court Orders Removal of Landlord, Khan, and Wadera Names from Public Places

Mahnoor Tariq

SUKKUR: On Feb 9, the Sindh High Court’s Sukkur division ordered the removal of names of landowners, Khans, and waderas from government buildings, and other public spaces.

The double bench of Justices Salahuddin Panhwar and Abdul Mubeen Lakho issued the ruling due to a petition which objected to Pir Abdul Qadir Shah Jilani becoming the name of the Gambat Institute of Medical Science (GIMS). They also took notice of other politicians’ names being given to local government institutions, and public places.

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What you need to know:

The respondent authorities were chastised by Justice Panhwar for disobeying earlier court orders. He said, and warned them against splitting Sindh among Sardars and wadera. The judge says public opinion should be considered as well.

The judge’s comment:

Ali Anwar Ruk, the regional director of local government, told the bench that most powerful-elites paid for gates to be constructed, and named after them. The judge responded by: “Those who cannot offer in Rs. 5 to a beggar are spending millions on building of gates.”

What else:

Justice Panhwar clarified, in light of Nisar Siddiqui’s significant contributions to education, GIMS ought to have been named in his honour. He also cleared that this order doesn’t comply with removing Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s name. In his opinion, gates should be ornamented and decorated instead.

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