ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Courtroom of Pakistan (SCP) on Tuesday grilled the Inspector-Normal Police (IGP) of Islamabad, Muhammad Amir Zulfiqar for allegedly illegally occupying a authorities residence, ARY Information reported.
The highest courtroom was listening to a petition filed by the Capital Growth Authority (CDA) in opposition to the unlawful occupation of CDA residences by the police power.
The petition alleged that the IGP Islamabad himself was occupying a house allotted to a CDA member.
The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mr Saqib Nisar requested the IGP Zulfiqar to return to the podium in order that he may query him.
“You had come to [Islamabad] for the Lal Masjid operation, however you ended up occupying the flats illegally”, stated CJP.
Expressing his shock, the CJP stated: “How will issues operate if the law-enforcers turn into law-breakers?”.
“You might be dwelling in a CDA property”, CJP stated.
On this, the highest police officer stated he had “simply come to learn about this”.
“I’ve come to learn about this simply now!”, stated the IGP.
CDA’s counsel knowledgeable the courtroom that the Police had not vacated 200 extra quarters.
The courtroom later directed the Ministry of Housing to resolve the matter of “IGP’s unlawful occupation” of the residence, asking the Housing Minister to himself look into the problem.
Occupation of presidency residences, Pakistan Quarters
Individually, Secretary Housing knowledgeable the courtroom that aside from [government residences illegally occupied in] Karachi, 563 extra authorities residences have been held unlawfully.
The secretary knowledgeable the courtroom that 516 homes have been repossessed, and a committee comprising the members of Nationwide Meeting (MNAs) was constituted for repossession of presidency residences.
Remarking on the eviction drive in Karachi’s Pakistan Quarters space, the CJP stated that the courtroom had given a two-month deadline as a result of the eviction drive had created a law-and-order scenario within the metropolis.
“The Sindh governor had personally known as me. He’s working to resolve the matter”, he stated.