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Chief Justice of Pakistan directs KCR restoration within 6 months

06 March, 2020 15:19

Chief Justice of Pakistan directs KCR restoration within 6 months.

During  a meeting, the CJP Justice Gulzar Ahmed asked the officials concerned to ensure KCR restoration.

He epmhasised that Sindh government should remove all encroachments in way of the Karachi Circular Railway project.

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The CJ SC said this deadline would not extend further.

The meeting Karachi circular railway held in Supreme Court Karachi registry.

Besides CJP, Attorney General Khalid Jawed Khan and advocate general Salman Talibuddin also attended the meeting.

Officials concerned briefed them on the project.

Justice Gulzar ordered that KCR must be restored within the next 6 months regardless of the progress of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. He directed Sindh government to remove hurdles such encroachments on KCR areas as Railway department is responsible for all arrangements of the project.

Earlier, Supreme Court (SC) had directed concerned authoritiess to make KCR operational in three months.

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed expressed resentment over Sindh government due to its poor performance in this regard.
Sindh government seems to remain unable to play its role for restoration of ventures beneficial for the people.
However, the CJP said that it seems that provincial administration will be unable to handle the KCR project.
Earlier, SC had ordered to demolish all the buildings illegally constructed on railways land.
CJP Justice Gulzar Ahmed had remarked that Sindh government took responsibility to recover circular railways land in Karachi.
But It did nothing in this regard.
Justice Gulzar questioned Clifton Cantonment Board over encroachments in Delhi and Punjab colonies.
The Cantt official told the court that this land belongs to the government.
Chief Justice of Pakistan directed city commissioner to evacuate the occupied land in one week.
Moreover, he also ordered to demolish all the buildings, housing societies and petrol pumps illegally constructed on railways land.




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