Karachi unrest case: SC issues notices to Owais Tappi, Shazer Shamoon
KARACHI: The Supreme Court of Pakistan issued show-cause notices to Senior Member Board of Revenue Shazer Shamoon and Owais Muzzaffar alias Tappi during the hearing over the Karachi unrest case, DawnNews reported.
A larger bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Anwer Zaheer Jamali resumed the hearing over Karachi’s law and order situation at the Karachi registry of the apex court.
The petition submitted by civil rights campaigner Mehmood Akhtar Naqvi claimed that Owais Tappi was the foster brother of President Asif Ali Zardari and that behind the scenes, the province was ruled by Tappi. The petition further alleged that Tappi and Shamoon were involved in the illegal sale and purchase of land in Karachi.
During the hearing, petitioner Naqvi told the court that land worth Rs 30 million per acre was regularised at the rate of Rs 10,000 per acre and that Tappi, Shamoon and others were booked in around 150 cases which had cause losses worth billions of rupees to the national exchequer.
Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmany inquired from Shamoon about the identity of Tappi and why a First Information Report (FIR) was not lodged against him.
Shamoon informed the bench that he did know know Tappi and had only heard Tappi’s name in the media.
The court subsequently adjourned the hearing.