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Naval Sailing Club petitions

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday clubbed the intra court appeal of Ministry of Defence with other identical petitions about Naval Sailing Club and Naval farms.

A two-judge bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb heard the case.

At the outset of the hearing, the court asked that what was the legal status of naval farms in the case.

The counsel for the defense ministry said that that naval farm was a welfare scheme under Navy Ordinance 1961. The president had given approval for purchase of land for the scheme.

He said that the Bahria Foundation initially purchased 2400 kanal land for naval farms. No public funds were used to purchase the land, he added.

The amount was collected from the navy officers to buy the land. The court clubbed all petitions and adjourned hearing till Monday 14th  of February, 2022. | YouTube Channel

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M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.