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AG and Lashari appearing in contempt cases against CDA today

ISLAMABAD: A three-member Supreme Court bench will take up today (Monday) various contempt of court cases against Capital Development Authority (CDA).
The bench comprises Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday. Majority of contempt of court cases against CDA have been filed by PML-N’s former senator, Saadia Abbasi.
Attorney General Moulvi Anwarul Haq and former CDA chairman Kamran Lashari will also appear on notice. In her contempt of court applications, she has contended that the civic agency is not implementing in letter and spirit the decisions of the apex court pertaining to removal of commercial activities like McDonald’s outlet, Siza Foods (Pvt) Ltd and Nazria-e-Pakistan Council (NPC) building from F-9 Park, also known as Fatima Jinnah Park.
Attorney General Moulvi Anwarul Haq and CDA’s former chairman, Kamran Lashari, will also appear before the court on notice. The court had declared establishment of McDonald’s outlet at Fatima Jinnah Park, Sector F-9 Islamabad, contrary to Article 18 of the Constitution read with CDA Rules 1960 and ordered its demolition within three months.
Regarding allotment of land in F-9 Park to Nazria-e-Pakistan Council (NPC), the court had directed the CDA to cancel it forthwith. In its order, the court had termed transfer of Megazone in F-9 Park in the name of Brig (retd) Iftikhar Ahmed and others contrary to the terms of licence, so the occupants subject to the rights of the original licence holders shall be given an opportunity to get the same transferred in their names in accordance with law within three months.
The court had held that in case the CDA failed to reach some agreement with Brig (retd) Iftikhar Ahmed, the land would be taken over by the CDA and the occupants would be directed to restore it to the position as it was before issuing the licence in favour of M/S S&S Enterprises. The court, in its order pertaining to Citizens Club at the Park, had ruled that as the construction of the club would be completed with a huge amount of public money, it should be used for a project of public welfare.
The court had directed CDA through Establishment Division to take action against Kamran Lashari, former CDA chairman, for violating the Constitution and CDA rules. The court had directed CDA chairman Imtiaz Inayat Elahi to ensure implementation of its directions in three months.



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