Lahore administration serves notices to 24 illegal petrol pumps

LAHORE: The district administration of Lahore has served notices to the managements of 24 petrol pumps run on the state land within the metropolis regardless of cancellation of their leases, ARY Information reported on Friday.

As bench of the Supreme Court docket had just lately ordered the Punjab authorities and town district authorities to take over all 24 petrol pumps, being run illegally and public sale them via open bidding.

The district administration in its notices directed the petrol pump managements to promote their petroleum shares by February 05, the authorities will grab the land and seal these websites after this deadline.

The district administration is not going to be certain to remain orders of courts after the ruling of the Supreme Court docket of Pakistan, the notices stated.

The DC Lahore had directed the Assistant Commissioners to serve these notices to the unlawful petrol pumps managements of their jurisdiction.

The administration has additionally ordered displaying banners at these petrol pumps about closure of petroleum gross sales on February 05.

Deputy Commissioner Lahore had submitted a report  to a two-judge bench, headed by former Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, and stated there have been 32 petrol pumps, established on the state land within the provincial capital. 4 of them have been established on the land of Municipal Company of Lahore (MCL), whereas 20 have been on the land of the provincial authorities.

The land of remaining eight pumps had already been acquired by the authorities for the Orange Line Metro Prepare mission.

The DC identified that homeowners of all 24 pumps had not been vacating the possession of the land for a number of years, although their leases had expired.

The bench noticed that the court docket wouldn’t permit misappropriation of the state land and ordered the DC to instantly seal the petrol pumps and put them on sale via public sale.

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