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SC disposes of LDA city housing scheme case

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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.

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Shehbaz, Hamza seek exemptions from personal appearance

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Ramazan Sugar Mills case

LAHORE: An accountability court here has reserved its verdict on applications filed on behalf of Hamza Shehbaz and Shehbaz Sharif, seeking exemption from their personal appearances in the hearing of Ramzan Sugar Mills and Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme cases.

The applications have mentioned that Shehbaz was abroad and Hamza has been feeling unwell, and therefore both of the accused could not appear for the hearing today.

On Wednesday, the Lahore High Court (LHC) extended Hamza’s interim bail in three different cases, Ramzan Sugar Mills, Saaf Pani Company and assets beyond known sources of income, till May 22.

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Police targeted at Data Darbar, 3 killed

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Furniture retailers ask for compensation

LAHORE: An explosion here today targeting police personnel deployed at Data Darbar took a toll of three lives.

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Nawaz Sharif enters Kot Lakhpat Jail well past midnight

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LAHORE: Deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif entered the Kot Lakhpat jail well past midnight after a four-hour-long show of political power.

Though earlier Jail Superintendent said since the prisoner had not reported in time he would not be allowed to go in. But later when Punjab Home Dept. directed the authorities to accept Nawaz Sharif he was taken in.

LAHORE: Nawaz Sharif snapped while traveling from Raiwind to Kot Lakhpat Jail.

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Nawaz Sharif, serving a jail term in Al-Azizia Steel Mills case, was supposed to surrender before the authorities after the expiry of six-week bail on the 7th day of May. But his motorcade that commenced its journey after Iftar progressed slowly due to the presence of PML-N supporters and leaders on the roads. 

At 12.21. his daughter  Maryam Nawaz Sharif who is accompanying him took to the Twitter to state: “Took us four hours to reach Kotlakhpat from Raiwind which is hardly 30 minutes drive… Now at the entrance. Thank you, Lahore.”

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