Horse and camel riding banned at disputed Sea View Beach

CARACHI:

A petition was filed in the Sindh High Court on Tuesday against the ban on camel riding and horse riding at Sea View Beach.

The petition was filed by Ava Ardeshir Cowasjee challenging the July 24 ban imposed by the Clifton Cantonment Board (CBC) following the alleged extortion of a foreign tourist by a horse owner on March 19.

The petitioner said that camel and horse riding are permitted on all beaches in the city except Sea View Beach. Banning these hobbies on the basis of an incident is illegal, according to the petitioner. The CBC has no power to impose such a ban.

The Secretary of Defence, Government of Sindh, DHA and CBC officials were challenged by the petitioner who demanded the immediate removal of the ban on horse and camel riding.

The CHS has approved the request of Dania Shah, the third wife of late televangelist and politician Aamir Liaquat, to be named a party in the case regarding his autopsy and ordered the parties involved to prepare for it.

Dania requested the High Court to carry out her autopsy before the CHS bench consisting of Justice Mohammad Iqbal Kalhoro and Justice Kausar Sultana Hussain.

Judge Kalhoro questioned why the TV host’s children were against the autopsy, saying that without it no one will know what happened to Aamir Liaquat.

Responding to Zia Awan’s comment that former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto did not undergo an autopsy, the court noted that everyone still regrets that no autopsy was performed for her.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 20e2022.

Clyde P. Johnson