CII terms district courts established on grabbed land as ‘illegal’



ISLAMABAD: The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) has termed the establishment of district courts of Islamabad illegal as these are established on illegally occupied land.

Member of CII and Pakistan Ulema Council Chairman Sahibzada Zahid Mehmood Qasmi has declared the district courts established in the buildings of private plazas of sector F-8 as un-Islamic and said that Islam does not absolutely permit its followers to construct government institutions or even mosques on illegally occupied land.

“It is the responsibility of district administration to provide land for the construction of courts, and if there is an agreement signed between district administration and owners of these plazas, then it must be implemented,” he added and maintained that such courts which are established on oppression would not dispense justice.

He also said that non-payment of rents of the buildings and other dues for the last ten years to owners of these buildings is a matter of grave concern. He suggested that higher judiciary should play its role in this regard.

CII Chairman Dr Qibla Ayaz also expressed his sorrow and grief over the condition of Islamabad district courts and said that oppression prevails everywhere in the country and everyone who gets an opportunity grabs the land. He also said that it is the obligation of district administration that agreement with owners of the buildings, if signed, should be implemented immediately.

“If any letter was written to CII in this regard it would be discussed in the next meeting of the council,” he concluded.