Contempt of court: SHC issues notice to KMC officials

July 15, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) issued a notice to Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) administrator and deputy director land for flouting its order that restrained them from dispossessing transporters of their plots at new truck stand along Hawksbay road.

A division bench headed by Justice Munib Akhtar was seized with hearing of an application seeking initiation of a contempt of court proceedings against KMC administrator and deputy director land for disobeying the court order.

Applicant Muhammad Saleem and others submitted that earlier on December 24, 2013 the division bench of high court had barred the KMC officials from cancelling 99-year lease of plots allotted to them and other transporters and dispossessing them of their lands.

They told judges that despite court’s stay order, the KMC officials have ordered the cancellation of lease, besides its anti-encroachment force had demolished some structures build at the plots. Applicants said that they were lawful lease holders and have invested amount in building structures.

Illegal actions of KMC officials would cause financial loss to them, they said while requesting court to restrain the authorities from taking any adverse against them.

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