Thursday, June 30, 2022

CJP resents violation of lease agreement for Lake View Park


ISLAMABAD: While hearing the case regarding leasing of land to private companies at Lake View Park, Islamabad, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar expressed resentment that the companies violated land agreement.

He made these remarks when attorney general informed the apex court that companies installed 18 swings at the park against the permission of 10 swings.

The CJP said swings were fascinating for children, but it was violation on part of the company concerned that they erected more swings than the given permission.

Justice Nisar ordered the AG and representatives of companies to streamline all such affairs within a month and submit report in this regard.

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He added that: “I will personally visit the park and ride a swing to check arrangements.”

He further said the chairman Capital Development Authority would also personally visit the site and conduct inspection. He also resented former CDA chief and said he misappropriated in the land leasing matter.

He also asked the chairman CDA to continue operation against encroachments in Chak Shehzad.

The CDA in March this year had submitted a report to the Supreme Court stating that five firms at Lake View Park had been issued cancellation notices. The report said that of 11 land leases, five “deserved to be cancelled immediately for clear violations of the terms and conditions and misuse of the land”.

Of the 79.6 acres leased, 41.2 will be retrieved after the cancellation of the leases, the report had said.

Former CDA chairman Kamran Lashari, the man behind the leases of land at Lake View Park, had said in a statement that he was surprised to see the misuse and non-utilisation of land in March during a Supreme Court-mandated visit to the park.


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