CJP takes notice of 22 encroachments in Lahore


LAHORE: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday took a suo motu notice regarding 22 encroachments in various parts of the city.

The Supreme Court (SC) directed Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Director-General (DG) Amna Imran Khan to submit a report regarding the matter and illegally occupied lands in the city.

The apex court also summoned 22 individuals who have allegedly illegally occupied LDA land.

Without an auction, land in Liberty and Faisal Town among other parts of the city was illegally occupied, said LDA DG Khan. She further said that after LDA conducted an operation against the encroachers, the latter filed a petition with the court.

Earlier this year, in February, the chief justice had taken a suo motu notice of the encroachment of Islamabad’s F-8 playground following reports on social and print media.

A number of lawyers had encroached upon the Multipurpose Sports Ground adjacent to the Sector F-8 lower courts and built their chambers.

The playground was being used for illegal parking and construction of chambers by the lawyers. Bricks were also placed on the ground for demarcation of construction.