Bani Gala encroachments case will be a test for Imran’s govt
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan resumed hearing a case pertaining to illegal encroachments in the federal capital’s Bani Gala vicinity. As the hearing went under way today, Pakistan Surveyor Akhtar Jamil Rao, who was summoned by the apex court during yesterday’s proceedings, was present.
Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar noted that the apex court was not satisfied with the performance of the survey department. “Survey of Pakistan has not completed the task of surveying the federal capital and covering drain,” said.
Expressing his displeasure with the performance of the revenue department, Justice Nisar ordered the department to immediately make the required documents available today. “We will take action against the department in case of non-cooperation. The revenue department has not taken the court’s orders seriously,” he said.”Employees of the revenue department are not to leave the Supreme Court’s premises today till they provide the survey department with the required record,” CJsaid.
The top judge further noted that Imran Khan, whose party bagged the most votes in the National Assembly in the recently held polls, had petitioned the court to take up the encroachments case. “Imran Khan is about to form the government and he is likely to take up this matter. He will become an example for the people and this case will be a test for Imran,” Justice Nisar remarked during the proceedings.