Supreme Court orders audit of Gun and Country Club

Says let competent authority decide leased land matter between the club and CDA: Also orders govt to legislate and take over administrative affairs of the club

By: News Desk
Published: 02:17 PM, 28 Nov, 2022
Supreme Court orders audit of Gun and Country Club
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The Supreme Court Monday conducted hearing on the suo motu notice on the Gun and Country Club and ordered an immediate audit of it from December 2, 2019 to June 20, 2022, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

“The audit should be completed as soon as possible. Let the competent authority decide the matter of leased land between the Gun and Country Club and the Capital Development Authority (CDA),” the court ordered.

“We are not being provided with the details of the arms by the club,” the additional attorney general told the court.

“There are accusations from both sides,” the chief justice remarked.

“Audit is not being carried out by the current committee,” the additional attorney general added.

“Faisal Sakhi Butt, Daniyal Aziz and Khurram Khan were appointed on political grounds in the previous tenures,” Member Committee Naeem Bukhari told the court.

“Internal audit is being carried out every year. The committee wants to pay Rs1880 million to the CDA,” he added.

“Let the competent authority decide about the payment of Rs1880 million. We will not do anything. It [the club] is a national asset that we only want to protect,” the chief justice remarked.

He also ordered the government to legislate as soon as possible and take over the administrative affairs of the club.

The court then adjourned further hearing of the case till February next year.

A three-member SC bench, headed by the chief justice, had conducted the hearing.

Reporter: Amanat Gishkori

Categories : Pakistan