The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday resumed hearing of a case regarding implementation of its ruling on Karachi’s law-and-order.
Other members of the bench include Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmani, Justice Amir Hani Muslim, Justice Gulzar Ahmed and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain.
At the onset of the hearing, Additional Chief Secretary, Advocate General Sindh Abdul Fatah, IG Sindh Fayyaz Laghari and officials of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), Karachi Building Control Authority (KBCA) and Land Revenue Department appeared before the bench.
KMC officials presented maps and details about encroachments on government land in Karachi.
At which Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali observed that land grabbing and encroachments are major hurdles in development of the city.
Justice Gulzar said the land department has sold all the land spared for the purpose of recreation of citizens, especially for senior citizens. “No park for recreation and no ground for strolling have been left.”
The court issued contempt of court notices to Chief Secretary Board of Revenue and Senior Director Master Plane KMC for not conducting a survey ordered by the apex court in 2005 for the protection of government lands.
Revenue officials said the land record was being computerized.