LAHORE: The Supreme Court (SC) today disposed of LDA City Housing Scheme case after it was assured that affectees would be given land.
The bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard an application by DG LDA seeking permission for procurement and transfer of land for LDA city by the development partners. At the outset of proceedings, Provincial Minister for Housing, Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed, who was a member of the committee formed to ensure the provision of land or payment of compensation to the affectees of the housing scheme, appeared before the bench.
He submitted that the government was looking into the matter and devised a practical solution to the problem. He submitted that as many as 9000 persons had files of LDA city plots. So far, 58,000 kanals land had been acquired but it was in scattered form and the project could not be completed till acquiring the remaining land, he added.
However, the minister said Phase-I of the housing scheme could be developed on 13500 kanals land as 9000 kanals land had been acquired already whereas remaining 4500 kanals land could be acquired through development partners to adjust the affectees.
He submitted that the process would be completed in a few months. Subsequently, the bench disposed of the matter in the light of the statement made by the minister. On last hearing, the court had formed a committee which comprised provincial housing minister and others for resolution of the issue and sought a report within ten days.
Lahore journalists observe women’s day!
LAHIORE: Lady Media Workers from all over the walled-city converged here at the Press Club here to be part of an awareness event appreciate women journalists held in collaboration with Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) to mark the World Women’s day.
Speakers, while paying tribute to the working women journalists, noted that they were performing their duties in difficult conditions while taking care of their family. Addressing the ladies and gentlemen in the audience many ladies highlighted the difficulties they faced while discharging their duties.
First liver transplant carried out at PKLI
LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Health Dr. Yasmin Rashid has informed that first liver transplant has successfully been carried out at Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute here today.
According to sources both the patient and donor are in good condition.
SC dismisses NA 125 election matter
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the review petition in National Assembly constituency 125 Lahore election rigging matter.
A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Mushir Alam, heard the review petition, filed by Hamid Khan. During the course of proceedings, Justice Qazi Faez Isa remarked that the 2013 Assembly had completed its constitutional period.
He asked the petitioner that the review petition became ineffective as assembly had already completed its tenure. He remarked that the petitioner would not get the benefit if the court changed its decision. Petitioner Hamid Khan said that there was a need to review some legal points.
He said that his counsel would argue before the bench on these legal points. He said that out of 265 polling stations, more than half Form 14, were missing in NA 125. The court after hearing the arguments dismissed the review petition.