SC expressed resentment on illegally occupied land case
The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) in a case hearing on Thursday (today) has expressed displeasure over no visible progress in illegally occupied lands throughout the Sindh province.
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed stated, “around 50% of the land in Karachi is illegally occupied.”
He further remarked about the illegal constructions in University Road, Malir nullah, Gulistan-e-Johar and other vicinities of Karachi.
The computerization of records of government land case was headed by the CJP Gulzar Ahmed. The SC questioned the legality of high scrapers of Karachi.
The apex court rejected the report submitted by the concerned authorities. SC remarked that the department is not doing good enough work. Illegal occupations are done under the supervision of the officers.
Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin Ahmed stated, “government officers are servants of the state.”
A board of revenue’s officer mentioned that the department is working against the Korangi’s encroachment.
However, the top court was not satisfied with the progress. SC has ordered the authorities to start working to retrieve the illegally occupied land throughout the Sindh province.
The top court has ordered the revenue board to submit a collective report within a month.