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Imran's Bani Gala residence map not approved, remarks CJP.

ISLAMABAD -- Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday remarked that documents provided by Imran Khan regarding his Bani Gala residence are not correct, adding that the construction is illegal in his opinion.

Hearing the case pertaining to PTI chief's residence in Islamabad and encroachments in Bani Gala area of the capital, CJP said the map of the house is not approved, and assured that single law will be made for everyone in Bani Gala.

According to details, CJP said, 'We think the map of Imran Khan's house is not approved and the construction is illegal. The construction will have to be regulated.'

Justice Nisar acknowledged that there are talks going around everywhere that the documents provided by the PTI chairman are not correct. He ordered to cancel the lease of area around Rawal Dam that is not being used for the required purpose.

Imran Khan's counsel Babar Awan denied any malpractice or lie, asking the court to check the signatures of the union council secretary. He maintained that his client would never indulge in malpractices for some money.

Upon hearing the arguments of Awan, CJP assured that the court will not demolish anyone's construction, asking Imran's lawyer to submit Rs 2 million for precaution. He made it clear that fine or fee will be collected over illegal construction. 'Same law will be applied for all in Bani Gala,' the court said.

Minister of State Tariq Fazal Chaudhry promised to the court that the government will not let sewerage water fall in Rawal Dam. All residents will themselves make an underground reservoir for sewerage water, he added.

CJP asked why the government failed to realise the issues faced by Zone-3 residents and who will solve their problems.

Chaudhry assured that they will solve all problems of the area residents, informing that all ten lakh residents want gas connection. CJP taunted that all this is being done to ask for votes. 'You should announce to not run for elections and the people will get gas connections,' he remarked.

The case hearing has been adjourned till March 13.

Supreme Court (SC) had directed Imran Khan on Thursday to submit reply within one week over the alleged fake No-Objection Certificate (NOC) issue regarding his Bani Gala residence.

While hearing the suo motu notice against encroachments in Bani Gala residential area of Islamabad, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar asked PTI chief's lawyer Faisal Chaudhry whether he received the reply of Islamabad administration over the NOC of property.

Faisal Chaudhry taunted that copy of the reply was not provided to them, but to media. CJP responded that media is part of the court and it knows better.

Former secretary of Bara Kahu Union Council (UC) had declared fake NOC produced by Imran for his residence in Bani Gala. Mohammad Umer said that the authority never issued an NOC to Khan to construct a residence.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Mar 7, 2018
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