Alleged theft of Constitution’s original draft: SHC moved to order FIR registration, investigation

KARACHI: A petition seeking investigation into alleged theft of original draft of the 1973 Constitution of Pakistan has been filed in Sindh High Court SHC.

A nongovernmental organization, RaaheRaast Trust, through its Chairman, Agha Syed AttauAllah Shah, filed the petition. The petitioner submitted that some websites has revealed that most important document of Pakistan, “The Original Draft of the 1973 Constitution” has been stolen.

He said that parliamentary sources had also confirmed that the original document of the 1973 Constitution was not available in the record and archives of the National Assembly.

The petitioner said that outgoing Speaker National Assembly Dr Fehmida Mirza at the time of approval of the 18th Amendment wanted to see the original document of the Constitution, but, it was transpired that the same was not present in the record of the Assembly.

He said that the incident was an act of disloyalty to Pakistan and criminal breach in ‘trust” by all concerned – who were responsible to preserve and protect the draft.

The petitioner submitted that he approached respondents Interior Ministry and IG Islamabad for registering a case / FIR in order to investigate into the robbery. He added that the respondents avoided to register FIR. He pleaded to the court to order registration of FIR and conduct investigation into alleged theft.