LAHORE   -  The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday disposed of a petition filed against undue delay in construction of Lahore-Narowal Road despite allocation of requisite funds.

LHC Chief Justice Qasim Khan heard the petition, filed by Shakargarh Bar Association and others. A provincial law officer, on behalf of the Punjab government, submitted a report during the proceedings. He submitted that the amount for the road construction had been reserved in the provincial budget 2021-22 and after its approval from the Punjab Assembly, construction work would be started.

At this, the chief justice expressed satisfaction and observed that if the project was not implemented, the petitioners could again approach the court through a contempt petition.

Subsequently, the chief justice disposed of the petition in the light of the Punjab government’s report.