KARACHI: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday issued notice to Secretary Ministry of Defence, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Airport Security Force and DIG Police East Zone on a petition against construction of married accommodation scheme in Pehalwan Goth, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, for employees of CAA.
Imran Khan, chairman of Pehalwan Goth Welfare Council, moved the court, alleging that the land where scheme, which involved allotment of residence to married employees of CAA, was launched actually belonged to the Goth.
He said that CAA had initiated a scheme illegally as no any approval in this regard was obtained. The petitioner said that Pehlwan Goth, which was spread over 113 acres, exited for more than 100 years with over 25000 families settled there.
A decade earlier, city government had transferred 133 acres of land of Goth to Cantonment Board, he said and added that Rs2,260,000 in respect of cost of the land were also paid as per terms and condition for transfer of land to the Cantonment Board.
He said that CAA authorities along with armed forces came to Goth and without getting permission started raising illegal construction on a land, measuring 50 acres, situated at Pehalwan Goth, Gulistan-e- Jauhar, Karachi and such act of CAA authorities was illegal.
He requested the court to declare as illegal the construction of married accommodation scheme on land, which belonged to Pehalwan Goth and restrain its construction.
After hearing preliminary hearing, a division bench headed by Justice Irfan Saddat Khan issued notice to respondents, advocate general Sindh and federal law officer.
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