LEW affectee reaches SHC to get compensation

KARACHI: Sindh High Court on Wednesday issued notices to commissioner Karachi, Additional Attorney General and others respondents on the petition of Lyari Expressway affectee who gave up his house for project’s completion but did not receive compensation amount.

Shaikh Abdul Latif, then then resident of PIB Colony, took commissioner Karachi, project director of Lyari Expressway, Secretary local government, Assistant Commissioner and Mukhtiarkar of Gulshan-e-Iqbal to the court for not giving him compensation amount despite a lapse of one and a half year.

The petitioner stated that he had been living in a double-storied building in PIB Cooperative Housing Society for several years, when the authority started Lyari Expressway project. The residents of the society were told to evacuate the land as the society was lying within the ambit of project’s land.

The petitioner vacated his house on the assurance that he would be compensated for evacuating the land. ”I agreed on Rs 2,410,000 to evacuate the land and give it for the project but the said amount is not being paid by them even after one and a half year”, the petitioner stated.

He submitted that he approached to the relevant authorities several times to get his compensation amount but all the time he was told that he could not be compensated due to shortage of funds.

The petitioner prayed the court to direct the respondent to pay the cost of his land as well as estimated construction amount in accordance with current value.

After initial hearing SHC bench headed by Justice Irfan Saadat issued notices to AAG as well as other respondents to file the comments on 5th October 2015.