ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) on Tuesday issued notices to the chief secretary Sindh and secretary railways in the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR) case.
The top court issued notices to them for not removing encroachments around railway tracks. Both the officers have been directed to submit a reply to the court in fortnight and they have also been ordered to ensure their appearance before the court on the next hearing.
“If need be, we will summon Prime Minister Imran Khan and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah as well,” said Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan. He asked that how the affairs would proceed by communication through letters only. This way five years will pass by and the matter would continue to linger, he said.
“Let’s issue a contempt of court notice to the secretary railway for not implementing the SC orders,” he said adding that the Sindh government did not remove the encroachments yet by implementing the court order.
The secretary railway said that they had completed their job and nothing was left from them to do now. Upon which, the justice said that he should have spoken when he was allowed to speak.
The court hearing in the case has been adjourned for two weeks.