KARACHI (PPI) - Sindh High Court Wednesday issued notice to petitioner, directing to provide details of alleged massive misappropriation of funds by Zakat & Usher Committee district Dadu. Petitioners, Moulvi Ali Hassan & Mazhar Hussain Korejo, addressed complaint to SHC chief justice, impleading Chairman Zakat & Ushr Committee, Dadu, Qazi Imtiaz Qureshi, District Zakat Officer Nisar Ahmed Solangi, and others as respondents. They alleged Chairman of committee in connivance with his subordinate staff embezzled huge funds allocated for deserving people by opening personal accounts in violation of laws. Under law, only crossed cheques of Zakat and Ushr committee could be cashed, but Chairman got withdrawn over Rs1.7 million through uncrossed cheques from funds allocated for local zakat and ushr committees of Deh Dagehi, Deh Ladho Dero and Deh Koor Kaseero. He prayed to order probe into massive funds misappropriation. Today, Chairman Dadu Zakat & Usher Committee Dadu Qazir Imtiaz Qureshi, District Zakat Officer Nisar Ahmed Solangi, subordinates Muhammad Sharif Dahri, Abdul Rahim appeared before court and requested providing copy of application sent by petitioner. SHC division bench, comprising Justice Mushir Alam & Justice Muhammad Athar Saeed issued notice to petitioner to provide details & copies of application to respondents. Officer was directed to contact petitioner over cell phone number written on application. SHC restrain police from harassing antiques seller Justice Khilji Arif Hussain of Sindh High Court Wednesday ordered Thatta police not to harass antiques, handicraft seller. Petitioner Kashif Javed, running antiques, handicrafts shop at shrine of Abdullah Shah Thatta, alleged SHO PS Makli harassed him to get extortion, but he refused. Police officials visit shops frequently, threaten of dire consequences. DPO Thatta took no action despite complaints. He prayed to restrain police officials from harassing, demanding extortion. State counsel Asadullah Baloch undertook to direct police officials to act strictly according to law & do not cause harassment to petitioner. Justice Khilji Arif Hussain ordered respondent police officials not to cause harassment to petitioner and disposed of petition, as petitioner showed satisfaction on statement of state counsel. SHC notice on VSS workers pension case A division bench of Sindh High Court, comprising Justice Mushir Alam & Justice Muhammad Athar Saeed, Wednesday issued notice to Deputy Attorney General in retired PTCL workers pension dues case. Petitioners Tanvir Ali Khan & three others ex-Engineering Supervisors of PTCL submitted they joined services in PTCL in 1980, opted for Voluntarily Separation Scheme introduced by administration but deprived of 10 years pension benefits, as their service period was counted from date of training instead of joining date. They prayed to direct Manager Pensions PTCL to count their service from joining date and pay pension benefits for 10 years. SHC division bench after initial hearing issued notice to Manager Pensions, GM (HR&A) PTCL & Deputy Attorney General to file comments.