ISLAMABAD: On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan resumed hearing a case pertaining to illegal encroachments in the federal capital’s Bani Gala vicinity
As the hearing went under way today, Pakistan Surveyor Akhtar Jamil Rao, who was summoned by the top court during yesterday’s proceedings — was present.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar noted that the apex court was not satisfied with the performance of the survey department. “Survey of Pakistan has not completed the task of surveying the federal capital and covering drain,” said.
The surveyor general then apprised the court that the Rawalpindi Revenue Department had not made available the records and maps to complete the task at hand.
The chief justice further noted that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan, whose party secured the most votes in the National Assembly in the recently held polls, had petitioned the court to take up the encroachments case.
“Imran Khan is about to form the government and he is likely to take up this matter. He will become an example for the people and this case will be a test for Imran,” Justice Nisar remarked during the proceedings.