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SC summons mayor, DC Sukkur over press club land dispute

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday summoned mayor, and deputy commissioner (DC) of Sukkur in a case pertaining to dispute over legal status of Sukkur Press Club’s land, ARY News reported.

In January, an eviction notice had been served to the press club by the district administration, causing anger among media personnel, who had taken to the streets and vowed to fight their case at an appropriate forum.

During the hearing today, Justice Gulzar Ahmed said the court it was evident that [relevant] institutions didn’t have harmony among each other.

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In his remarks, Justice Faisal Arab said the court had ordered for provision of alternate place to the press club. While Justice Ejazul Hassan sought master plan from the Municipal Corporation.

Additional advocate general Sindh cited Municipal Corporation as saying that they didn’t have a master plan.

Justice Gulzar Ahmed summoned mayor and deputy commissioner after the reply of additional advocate general.

The lawyer of Sukkur Press Club sought a week-long time from the court, the building of press club could be declared a heritage site.

The press club is built on a portion of the Mohammad Bin Qasim Park at Dolphin Chowk. The notice states that the building is liable to be demolished in line with a Supreme Court order regarding removal of encroachments from all recreational and amusement parks.

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