KARACHI - Sindh High Court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing of a petition filed against recent increase in the power-tariff till 13th November. A division bench of SHC comprising of Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali and Khawaj Naveed Ahmed conducted the hearing while deputy attorney general appeared before the court and requested for further time. The provincial additional secretary of Irrigation and Power submitted the petition against increase in the electricity tariff in Hyderabad and said that it was much higher thann other parts of the country. Petitioner made the federal ministry of Water and Power, Hyderabad Electric Supply Cooperation (HESCO), National Electric Power Regularity Authority (NEPRA) respondent in the case. He requested that the tariff should be equivalent to that throughout the country. Meanwhile, the court has given remand of two culprits, involved in killing a boy, till 1st of November. As per details, accused Taj Mohammad alias Tajoo and Tehseel Khan were produced before the ATC Judge Khawaj Naveed Ahmed for kidnapping for ransom and later killing a boy. Inspector Attiqur Rehman said the criminals kidnapped 11-year-old Taufail for ransom on 28th September 2008 and demanded Rs 0.8 million for his release. They killed the boy on non-payment of the ransom money. Meanwhile, Advocate Sohail Hameed filed a petition against the government demanding an open session of the Parliament to devise a strategy to steer the country out of prevailing crises. The petitioner made federal government and Chief of Naval Staff respondent submitting that rulers were not informing the nation about the current situation. He also submitted that instead of holding in-camera session of the Parliament, the government should arrange an open joint session of the National Assembly in this regard. In the petition, he expressed his reservations over the military exercises taking place in Indian state of Goa among the Israeli, American and European forces on the pretext to rein in the Somali pirates. The petitioner submitted that the government should inform the nation regarding the critical condition. In another case, a division bench of Sindh High Court comprising of Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali and Justice Khawaja Naveed Ahmed dismissed the petition filed by M/S South Asia Media Wise Ltd regarding withdrawal of fine imposed on it. The petitioner had made Pakistan Tele Communication Ltd (PTCL), Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and Federal Sectary of Communication respondent in the case.