Former NA speaker moved the petition by submitting that Lahore Development Authority (LDA) had illegally sealed the 17-kanal land. He requested the court to issue directions to open the land.
LDA counsel informed the court that the Ameer Hussain had obtained the land on the name of providing education to children of the poor. But he was using the land for his residence instead, the counsel said.
He further informed that former speaker had formed residence on one portion of the land now while another had been rented out to a private school against Rs7.6million. Therefore, the LDA had sealed the land.
He requested the court not to order to reopen the land as it was sealed as per rules and regulation of the authority.
Justice Muhammad Khalid Mahmood Khan heard arguments of both parties and directed the LDA to reopen the sealed land and submit report with in one month.
Syrup death case: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday allowed more time to Punjab Government to submit reply on a petition seeking directions for judicial inquiry about killings due to Tyno Syrup, and the implementation of the Pakistan Drugs Regulatory Act 2012.
Justice Sheikh Najamul Hassan directed to submit the reply till January 21.
When the court resumed hearing on Wednesday, a provincial law officer appeared and requested the court to allow more time for submission of the reply and report.
A Trade Welfare Organisation of Tolinton Market Lahore through Advocate Muhammad Azhar Siddique had filed the petition.
The petitioner through counsel submitted that many cardiac patients had lost their lives in 2011 after taking contaminated medicines from Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC), and now in last month many other citisens had also died in Shahdra after having a cough syrup Tyno. He said the causalities due to spurious medicine had become a normal practice in the Punjab and no one was paying attention on this issue.
He contended that since the creation of Pakistan, the sale of contaminated medicines had not been stayed in the country due to which incidents of mass killings were happening frequently. He pointed out that it was the duty of the courts to ensure the fundamental rights of the masses.
He also pinpointed that narcotics and drugs business was increasing day by day and now these items were easily available in the society.
He requested the court to direct a judicial inquiry in deaths of Tyno Syrup killings and also ordered the concerned quarters strictly implement Pakistan Drugs Regulatory Act 2012 besides increasing the strength of drugs inspectors for stopping the killings of humanity.