SC adjourns SCBA housing scheme case till October 10

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned hearing of the case regarding acquisition of land for Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) housing society in the federal capital.

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case and remarked that implementation on law has become a major issue.

During hearing of the case, a representative from Survey of Pakistan appeared before the bench and informed that they were facing difficulty in survey of the area by the local residents. He said that whenever they visit the site many people gathered on the spot and create hurdles in surveying the area.

Chief Justice Mian Saqib asked if some people do not allow you to conduct survey then it means that writ of the state has weaken.

President SCBA Rasheed A Rizvi said that if administration wanted it can get the land vacate.

He said that the administration got vacated ‘Afghan Basti’ in only one day operation.

The land owners were also present in the court and said that they would not vacate the land. They said that the operation to vacate land would create law and order issue and there were chances that people could also die.

The chief remarked that they were getting emotional. He also agreed to hear their grievances in details.

The court directed the Inspector General Police Islamabad to submit report regarding acquisition of land and also directed the Supreme Court Bar Association to submit reply on the application of land owners.