SC seeks progress report in Bani Gala encroachment case


ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday summoned progress reports of the Bani Gala encroachment case from the Capital Development Authority (CDA) as well as the Punjab government.

A two-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial, heard a case pertaining to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Bani Gala residence.

At the outset of the hearing, CDA and Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) submitted their reports regarding the case.

The lawyer representing CDA said that a spot was selected for sewage and water treatment plants. He added that a portion of land was also allocated for dumping sites and waste excretion.

Justice Umar Ata responded: “If sites are selected then hand them over to MCI, MCI has been sending letters to CDA since April but no reply has been given”.

He then ordered Islamabad mayor and CDA chairman to appear before the court and give an explanation on the affair.

The Punjab Additional Advocate General apprised the court that a treatment plant is being constructed in covering drain for the waste coming from Murree.

To this, Justice Bandial responded that it was necessary to aware people on how to stop polluting these drain, adding that there may be some punishment or fines imposed on the public to bar them from causing the drains to get filled with wastes.