Karachi: The Supreme Court of Pakistan came down hard on the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation Tuesday for illegally allotting amenity plots for commercial and residential purposes.
The top court resumed hearing the Gutter Baghicha case at its Karachi Registry. Administrator Karachi Murtaza Wahab and Chairman of KMC society also appeared before the court.
During the proceeding today, Justice Qazi Amin pointed out that nowhere in the world is the land allocated for parks used for housing societies. “Who allowed the local councils to allot government land? Are they authorised to even do so?” he asked.
How is it possible that an officer sits in his office and gives away everything just like that? If this keeps happening, we will have nothing left for parks, the CJ remarked.
Here, the chairperson of the KMC society said that they will be rendered homeless if the housing is removed. Justice Amin scoffed. “What houses? First, tell us how was a society even built here? Don’t lie or you will be sent to jail.”
The officer pleaded that he be provided time to engage a counsel for the case. Consequently, the court adjourned the hearing till January 11.