KARACHI: Chief Justice Pakistan gave remarks in a case related to the elimination of encroachment in Karachi saying that neither the city government is working nor the federal and provincial government is working.
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A case was heard in the Supreme Court Karachi Registry headed by Chief Justice Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed regarding the abolition of city encroachments, in which the Attorney General, Chief Secretary, Commissioner Karachi and other officials appeared before the court.
At the beginning of the hearing, the issue of encroachments was discussed in Delhi Colony and Punjab Colony. Chief Justice Pakistan asked how the construction was taking place in these areas. Tell us how these constructions took place, who gave permission? The cantonment board officials said that we have taken action and are taking action.
Chief Justice Pakistan asked Advocate General Sindh why you do not legislate. Shall we make law? We will not create a committee or commission. You follow the law.
If you rely on the Sindh government, only the white wash will appear:
Confession of Advocate General Sindh
The Advocate General confessed in the court that if you rely only on the Sindh government, then only the white wash will appear; if anything, only you can do it.
Chief Justice Pakistan said that Karachi is a city of millions of people. We do not want to say anything that may hurt, there is no hope.
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Order to demolish illegal construction in Gazri Road, PNT Colony, Punjab Colony and Delhi Colony
The court ordered the immediate demolition of all the illegal construction of public quarters, saying that the quarters should be vacated and given to the employees of the federal government.
The Supreme Court, while praising the Director Land Cantonment Board, said that to fill up the treasury and say there were illegal constructions, eyes were closed when money was being collected.
The court ordered illegal construction of buildings in Gazri Road, PNT Colony, Punjab Colony and Delhi Colony.
We know the DHA story too, if we review it all will be illegal: Chief Justice
Chief Justice Pakistan said that 9.9-storey buildings are being built, demolish them all, it is so bad you guys close your eyes and walk? Government lands were handed over to you by people, what did you guys do to this trust?
Justice Gulzar Ahmed said that we also know the story of DHA. If we review, all the leases will come out, all leases will expire, I will also be finished.
The Chief Justice said that take the Jahangir Road people and take the government to vacate their land. On this the Attorney General took a stand that would give me time, resolve with the stakeholders.
The Honorable Chief Justice remarked in a dialogue with the Attorney General that neither the city government is working nor the federal and provincial government is working, no government is working. What to call? The problem is, no commitment, you don’t want to work.
Order to build a vegetable park on the canal
The court asked the Chief Secretary to give recommendations on the complete elimination of encroachments, resettlement of slum dwellers and settlement of the victims. Also, through the media, recommendations from relevant experts.
The court also ordered the construction of a vegetable park on the canal, saying that commercial construction would not be allowed on the canal.
All cases are adjourned till February 21
Later, the court adjourned the hearing till February 21, while the Karachi case was adjourned without any action.