SC seeks report on occupation of land, policy on allotment of state land

SC seeks report on occupation of land, policy on allotment of state land
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KARACHI: Supreme Court (SC) has sought report within two weeks on occupation of land and policy on allotment of state land to government institutions. 
Larger bench of SC headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Tassaduq Hussain Jillani resumed the hearing of implementation of court verdict in Karachi law and order case here Wednesday in SC Karachi registry. 
Advocate general appeared on behalf of provincial government on the matter of cancellation of allotment of 10 acres land to ISI. 
Raja Irshad Kiani counsel for ISI took the plea before the court federation had allotted the land to ISI but Sindh government is not providing this land. “ We are seeking land for retired employees”, he added. 
Justice Amir Hani remarked, “ ISI is a federal institution. Millions of acres of land is lying in the limits of Malir Cantt which may be acquired. 
Raja Irshad Kiani said that land is meant for housing scheme. 
Justice Amir Hani Muslim remarked, “if there is land then it should be allotted to the family members of martyrs of Police first of all. 
SC remarked, “ Sindh government should evolve policy about allotment of land and then monitor it. Sindh government should also see the matter of allotment of land to ISI in the light of Punjab government policy. 
Advocate general sought time to see Punjab government policy. The bench sought policy on allotment of state land to government institutions. 
SSP Anti Encroachment presented report in the court with respect to  illegal occupation of land in Karachi. 
The court inquired from SSP Anti Encroachment 3 months have been elapsed after your have assumed the charge of your office. How many cases you have registered so far. 
SSP Anti Encroachment told only two cases have been registered uptill now. The court inquired what his duty was. SSP Anti Encroachment showed his ignorance over the matter of occupation of land and said, “my job is removing patharay”. 
The court while reprimanding inquired if he has read the law. 
SSP Anti Encroachment while expressing ignorance about the law said he is not authorised to register case in occupation of land matter. 
The SC larger bench expressed displeasure over ignorance of law by him. 
Justice Amir Hani Muslim inquired where was Lala Fazl ur Rehman, senior member board of revenue
SSP anti encroachment replied he was sick and had not come to the court. 
Court expressed displeasure over the absence of Lala Fazl ur Rehman.
Justice Amir Hani Muslim inquired from SSP Anti Encroachment “ if this is the policy that only ailing person can become senior member Board of Revenue. 
Justice Hani further remarked, “every one who is seriously ill is appointed senior member of Board of Revenue. 
The court also ordered Sindh government to file detailed report on allotment of land and inquired from the authorities concerned that the court be told what land allotment policy is being followed in Sindh. Report in this respect be filed before it within two weeks, court directed. 
The court ordered Advocate General (AG) Sindh to contact Sindh government and file report if any tribunal has been constituted to deal with the cases of  occupation of land in Sindh.  How much land of Sindh is under occupation? A report in this regard be presented, the court ordered. 
The court inquired from acting IG Sindh Iqbal Mehmood as to why SSP Rao Anwar who was suspended under the orders of the court has been reinstated. 
Iqbal Mehmood told the court that he has been reinstated in the light of recommendations of inquiry committee. There is no complaint against Rao Anwar with the inquiry committee. 
The court inquired from additional home secretary where Rao Anwar is appointed. The court was told that Rao Anwar has been appointed as SSP Malir. The court directed additional home secretary to inform it that Rao Anwar has been appointed SSP Malir since how much time and why he is appointed in Malir only. 
The court while seeking report about appointment of Rao Anwar adjourned the hearing of the case for indefinite period.

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