LHC summons union leaders of Hall Road, Panorama over illegal parking


LAHORE: The trade union leaders of Hall Road and Panorama Shopping Centre were summoned by the Lahore High Court on Monday in a case regarding illegal parking lots on The Mall.

Hearing a petition against illegal parking lots, Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi stated that no one would be allowed to encroach upon the state land.

The petitioner’s counsel in his argument had stated that the private parking lots had been exploiting citizens and printed a disclaimer on their parking tokens that they would not be responsible for any loss or theft.

Moreso, officials of the Lahore Parking Company told the court that the traders’ union of Hall Road and Panorama Centre had illegally occupied government land and established their own parking lots.

Meanwhile, the judge also directed Lahore Mayor Mubashar Javed to submit a compliance report of operation against the encroachments, oversized hoardings and cleanliness of the Mall Road.

He directed the authorities to clean the Mall Road three times a day and also asked the traders to display boards to encourage cleanliness among the people.