2016 PLD 70 LAHORE-HIGH-COURT-LAHORE

Citation Name : 2016 PLD 70 LAHORE-HIGH-COURT-LAHORE
Side Appellant : KHAIR-UL-BASHAR
Side Opponent : GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN
Para. 23(ii)---Constitution of Pakistan, Art. 199---Constitutional petition---Passport, issuance of---Doubts/suspicion regarding national status of an applicant---Procedure for determining national status of such an applicant---Passport issuing Authorities had to refer the cases for determination of national status to the Special Branch of Police---Similarly, para. 23(ii) of the Passport and Visa Manual, 2006, required that in case of doubt about the national status, the passport officer had to refer the matter to the Special Branch of Police for its verification-- High Court directed that in future if a Passport Officer considered a case suspicious qua national status of a passport seeker, he would refer the matter to Special Branch of Police except cases of highly sensitive nature in which assistance of Intelligence Bureau was deemed to be necessary and that too with the prior approval of D.G. immigration and Passports; that Special Branch of Police was bound to dispose of such like cases within 15 days of being referred---Constitutional petition was disposed of accordingly.


Citation Name : 2015 SCMR 1795 SUPREME-COURT
Side Appellant : AZHAR IQBAL (AZHAR HUSSAIN)
Side Opponent : ABID HUSSAIN
Arts. 187 & 190---Supreme Court Rules, 1980, O. XXXII, Rr. 1, 2 & O. XXXIII, R. 1---Civil Procedure Code (V of 1908), O.XXVI, R. 10---Judicial powers---Local commission, appointment of---Supreme Court showed concern about immigration into Pakistan, emigration from Pakistan, human trafficking and smuggling---Supreme Court, in exercise of judicial powers conferred under Arts. 187 & 190 of the Constitution, O.XXII, Rr. 1 & 2 read with O.XXXIII, R. 1 of Supreme Court Rules, 1980 coupled with the principles of Civil Procedure Code, 1908, including its O.XXVI, R. 10, constituted two commissions to ascertain the conditions of international borders and directed the two commissions to visit Pakistan's borders at Torkham and Chamman and to prepare comprehensive reports together with photographs, maps, etc.

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