Supreme Court bars CAA from commercial activities
The Supreme Court’s (SC) Karachi Registry ordered the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Tuesday to demolish the marriage halls built on its lands, barring the Authority from undertaking any commercial activities, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
A larger bench of the SC, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Gulzar Ahmed, heard the CAA land case.
CAA director general (DG) appeared before the bench on the court orders.
The apex court also barred the Authority from carrying out commercial activities on its lands anywhere in Pakistan.
Making it clear to the NHA that running marriage halls was not its job, the CJP ordered it to restrict itself only to aviation matters.
The court, on the occasion, also directed a senior member of the Board of Revenue (BoR) to submit to it a survey report.
Meanwhile, a large number of affectees of the land mafia continued their protest outside the SC’ Karachi Registry building for the second day on Tuesday.
The protestors kept demanding the CJP get rid them of the mafia grabbing their plots in Gulshan-e-Mehran and Ahsanabad Cooperative Housing Societies.
They regretted that several years had passed since their plots were occupied, but the authorities had still not been able to reclaim their properties from the usurpers.