IHC directs CDA to remove district courts from commercial land

ISLAMABAD (APP): The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday directed the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to remove district courts’ structures, which were constructed illegally on commercial land in Sector F-8.
The registrar office of IHC had written a letter to the CDA chairman in light of directives of IHC Chief Justice Justice Athar Minallah.
The court also asked the CDA to explain that how the courts were constructed on the places owned by a citizen and sought report within seven days.
The registrar office also sent a report to the Supreme Court regarding the district courts at the place of football ground adjacent to the F-8 Kachehri.
The report said a misguiding report was submitted to the top court regarding set up of district courts at the football ground.
According to the CDA report, there was no court set up at the football ground land in F-8. However, illegal constructions were made at commercial area of F-8 Markaz. It further said courts were set up on the land of a citizen illegally.
The IHC chief justice had directed the CDA chairman to take action for removing the courts illegal structures and submit report to the bench.
IHC sends case related to schools to NCOC: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday referred the issue of online examination in schools in wake of COVID-19, to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).
Chief Justice Athar Minallah directed the NCOC to decide the matter on the same day and submit report.
The courts can not interfere into the policy matters related to the educational institutions in light of top court’s directives, CJ remarked. However, the court was sending the matter to NCOC, said Justice Minallah.
The petitioner Rehanuddin Advocate said that COVID-19 was spreading again and the private schools were holding exams. He said that COVID-19’s spread was increasing due to schools.
The court, however, disposed of the case with above direction.