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SC to take up illegal land use cases on 6th.

KARACHI -- The Supreme Court of Pakistan is set to take up the cases about illegal constructions, encroachments upon parks and conversion of amenity land for commercial and residential use for hearing on Aug 6.

A three-judge bench of the apex court headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmed will hear a set of petitions at the Supreme Court's Karachi registry on Tuesday, including a petition of former city nazim Niamatullah Khan against encroachments upon public parks and conversion of amenity land for commercial and residential purposes.

Two petitions of Abdul Karim regarding unauthorised and illegal constructions in Lyari are also fixed before the bench on Tuesday.

Earlier, the apex court had imposed a complete ban on conversion of residential and amenity plots into commercial spaces in the city and directed the authorities concerned, including cantonment boards, to review all such conversions allowed by them in the provincial capital.

Besides seeking an original and an unamended master plan of the provincial capital from the provincial authorities, the apex court had also directed the Karachi Development Authority and others to immediately remove encroachments from parks and other public spaces and also asked the heads of the cantonments boards of Karachi to remove all commercial activities from their jurisdictions as well.

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Publication:Dawn (Karachi, Pakistan)
Geographic Code:9PAKI
Date:Aug 4, 2019
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