SC orders Sindh to get 229 illegally allotted houses vacated

By: News Desk      Published: 03:34 PM, 21 Aug, 2020
SC orders Sindh to get 229 illegally allotted houses vacated

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered the Sindh government to get the illegally occupied official residences vacated within two months and sought a report on implementation, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Hearing a suo motu case pertaining to illegal allotment of government residences, a three-member bench presided over by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed was informed by the Sindh additional advocate general that 229 government houses were occupied illegally.

However, he added, that the eviction process had been stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic.

On the other hand, the counsel representing the Capital Development Authority (CDA) said the Islamabad Police had occupied 200 residences of his client. Even the house used by the IGP was allocated illegally, he revealed.

According to the CDA counsel, although talks were held with the police, they were not ready to vacate these houses.

Meanwhile, the additional attorney general informed the court that only four residences could not be get vacated as the cases related to the premises in question were currently sub judice.

In his remarks, the chief justice said the court would look into the issue of illegal allotments in Islamabad during the next hearing.

Later, further hearing of the matter was adjourned for two months after the court issued the necessary orders to the Sindh government.