SC seeks details of construction contracts of Punjab’s mega projects
LAHORE: The Supreme Court on Friday asked for the particulars of all construction contracts of Punjab’s mega projects given in past five years.
Lahore’s registry of the apex court took up the case pertaining to the contracts of mega projects in Punjab. During the hearing, chief justice Saqib Nisar questioned “why only five to six companies keep getting all the contracts of Punjab?”
Each of the big project of Punjab bears the name of few specific companies, he highlighted while observing that if any irregularity is found out in this matter then the case will be sent to the concerned department.
“We will set up a commission, if needed, to scrutinize the transparency of the process of giving contracts to companies,” the top judge stated.
A single company received 22 contracts worth billions in merely 24 months, the chief noted and ordered to submit details of all construction contracts given over last five years.
CJ summons Shaheen Air’s owner over stranded Pakistanis in China: Chief justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar expressed dissatisfaction at the Shaheen Air official’s response on stranded Pakistani in China and has summoned the owner of Shaheen Air on August 7.
A three-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by the chief justice heard the suo moto case regarding 300 Pakistani stranded in China at the Lahore Registry today.
During the hearing, the airline’s regional director informed the bench that all airlines, with the exception of Saudi airlines, had been cancelled at Guangzhou airport.
The official also told the court that only Shaheen Air operates flights from Lahore to Guangzhou.
Expressing his dissatisfaction at the official’s response, the chief justice ordered Shaheen Air to ensure all stranded passengers are brought back to Pakistan before Monday.
The SC ordered the owner of Shaheen Air to appear before it on August 7 and directed the CAA to make available a report on the condition of the plane sent to fetch the passengers from China.
A day earlier, the Chief justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar took notice of the matter of over 300 Pakistani passengers stranded in China and ordered to hold the hearing of the case on Friday.