ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has said that those officials who illegally occupied official residences in Islamabad evacuated in a month’s time than Rangers will be call to end the occupation.
Additional Attorney General (AAG) Syed Nayyar Rizvi informed the two-member bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday that police officials had illegally occupied the 140 flats in Sector G-6 of the federal capital.
Rizvi further said that rent amounting to Rs350 million was yet to be paid. Rizvi further announced that if received, the rent payment will be donated for the construction of the Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand dams.
AAG added that on the directives of Islamabad High Court both, electricity and gas supply were disconnected “However, the Supreme Court’s [evacuation] orders are yet to be implemented five years after they were issued.
CJP if government officers had the courage to illegally occupy official residences. What is the fault of those who are waiting to get official residences, he observed.
The top judge then noted that the law must be upheld.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jan Muhammad, who had been earlier summoned by the apex court, appeared for the case’s hearing today. Addressing the capital’s top police officer, the chief justice said the IGP was responsible for the implementation of the Supreme Court’s order to evacuate the government residences.
The top judge then ordered the housing secretary and Islamabad IGP to decide the procedure for evacuation of the government flats.
Giving a one-month deadline for the evacuation of the government residences, the bench then adjourned the hearing till August 31.