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Supreme Court rescues CDGK Land by cancelling Army Welfare Trust lease

pakistan-supreme-courtSupreme Court of Pakistan has canceled sub-leasing of 4.958-acre prime land in Karachi, meant for a playground, to the Makro Habib Store for commercial activity by the Army Welfare Trust (AWT). The court directed Makro Habib to remove its structures and installations from the playground within three-months, restore it to the same condition as existed on the date of the sub-lease and hand over its vacant possession to the City District Government, Karachi (CDGK).

The court held that the CDGK being the elected local government, representing the people, will develop and maintain the land as a playground or will allow its use for such other purposes permissible under the law. The court had taken suo moto notice against the establishment of Makro Habib Store on the playground. Later, a citizen-Mehfoozun Nabi of the affected area had also been impleaded as party in the matter. [Jang/News]


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