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SC Seeks Progress Reports Of Bani Gala Encroachment Case

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday summoned progress reports of Bani Gala encroachment case from Capital Development Authority (CDA) as well as Punjab Government.

A two-member bench of Apex court headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial heard a case pertaining to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Bani Gala residence.

At the outset of hearing, CDA and Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation (MCI) submitted their reports regarding the case.

The lawyer representing CDA said that a spot was selected for sewerage and water treatment plants. He added that a portion of land was also allocated for dumping sites and waste excretion.

Justice Umar Ata responded: “If sites are selected then hand them over to MCI, MCI has been sending letters to CDA since April but no reply has been given”.

He then ordered Mayor Islamabad and Chairman of CDA to appear before the court and give an explanation on the affair.

Additional Advocate General Punjab apprised the court that a treatment plant is being constructed in covering drain for the waste coming from Murree.

To this, Judge responded that it was necessary to aware people on how to stop polluting these drain, adding that there may be some punishment or fines imposed on the public to bar them from causing the drains to get filled with wastes.