Ex-CJP writes to CJP Jamali about plot allotment

ISLAMABAD - Former chief justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has written a letter to the incumbent CJP Anwar Zaheer Jamali drawing his attention towards allotment of plot to him.

The ex-CJP wrote a letter to Chief Justice Jamali on August 2, 2016. The letter said: “I once again beseech your attention to redress issue of allotment of plot No. 114-A, Street No. 7, Sector D-12/2, earmarked for allotment to me as early as could be possible.”

“As I generously feel that if the controversy, which has been created unnecessarily because of the influence of the one of the judges of the Supreme Court, is laid for adjudication before a judicial forum, it is likely to create embarrassment for the institution as a whole.”

“Conversely, its disposal on merits on your end would be in the interest of all of us,” it further said. According to media reports, Justice (Retd) Chaudhry, was given one kanal plot in sector G-14/4 of Islamabad on Dec 18, 2002 – six days after his 54th birthday. He, however, refused to take another plot unlike other 15 judges of the top court.

Former prime minister Shaukat Aziz government had made policy that the judges of apex court were entitled for two plots.

Sheikh Ahsanud Din, spokesman of former chief justice party – Pakistan Justice and Democratic Party, told The Nation that he was not aware of the chief justice plot. He, however, said that the Justice Iftikhar was offered plot, when he was chief justice but he refused.

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