Acting CJP gives Sindh govt two-week deadline to build forensic lab

-SC directs for KCR land to be cleared of unlawful encroachments 

KARACHI: Appearing Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed on Saturday gave the Sindh authorities a deadline of two weeks to ascertain a forensic laboratory within the province after lambasting its representatives for not having it finished so already.

In a high-profile assembly attended by provincial dwelling and well being secretaries, JPMC Government Director Dr Seemi Jamali and officers from the College of Karachi, the chief justice remarked that the time granted for the formation of the lab was one 12 months however a 12 months and a half had elapsed.

He demanded for a motive for the delay and commented that the shortage of such a lab was presenting quite a lot of issues. He warned that extra delays won’t be tolerated and a lab should be arrange instantly.

The Sindh authorities officers claimed that the lab has not been established but on account of delays with the discharge of funds. Nonetheless, they assured that the funds have now been launched.

Barrister Murtaza Wahab, the adviser to the chief minister of Sindh on data, regulation and anti-corruption, on October 21, had mentioned that the Sindh authorities would set up a state-of-the-art forensic laboratory and that the feasibility and technical report on this regard had already been made.

The barrister additional mentioned that the demarcation of land and allocation of funds had already been accomplished for the lab, which might be inbuilt Malir.

Furthermore, the Supreme Court docket directed that unlawful encroachments on the land of Karachi Round Railway (KCR) needs to be cleared instantly.

To this, the Ministry of Railways has responded by stating that it’ll act on the SC’s directives and get rid off all encroachments impeding railway operations within the port metropolis.

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