SC summons FIA DG, ETPB chief in illegal selling of evacuee property case

By: 24 News      Published: 11:27 AM, 15 Nov, 2021
Supreme Court of Pakistan
Supreme Court of Pakistan

Taking notice of the illegal sale of the evacuee trust property, the Supreme Court on Monday ordered the chairman of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) and director general of Federal Investigation Agency to appear before the court tomorrow in person, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The apex court took a suo motu notice of the torching of a Hindu temple in Karak. 

While hearing the case, Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmad remarked that the Evacuee Trust Property Board had sold all the evacuee trust property. He wondered under which law the board had sold the property

“How can the government sell the evacuee trust property? Selling evacuee trust property is against the law,” CJP Gulzar said adding that the board had raked in millions of rupees by selling the property

The counsel for the ETPB told the court that it was true that the evacuee trust property had been sold out. 

On this, the CJP remarked that the very purpose of the board had died down when it had sold out the evacuee trust property. The board has failed to perform its responsibilities, he added.

During hearing, MNA and Hindu Council Patron-in-Chief Ramesh Kumar Vankwani told the court about an attack on him by some unknown persons in Karachi. He pleaded to the court to take notice of the incident. 

The apex court ordered the Sindh IG police to submit a report on the attack on MNA Ramesh Kumar to the court tomorrow and directed him to make sure that no such ugly incident should happen in future. 

The court adjourned the hearing of the case till tomorrow. 

 Reporter Imanat Gishkori