KARACHI: The Sindh High Court has set April 2 for formally framing contempt charges against a property sub-registrar (East) for executing lease and other title documents of illegal properties in defiance of the court orders.
A division bench was hearing a contempt application filed by the residents of the Garden East locality, who pleaded the court to proceed against the sub-registrar for flouting its orders.
The petitioners, Darius Dastur and others, submitted that they had filed a petition in 2007 against the civic authorities for their failure to stop illegal construction of multi-stories in the vicinity of the mausoleum of founding father, Mohammad Ali Jinnah. They added that officially only the ground plus floor constructions are permitted in the area.
The petitioners said the court had on February 13, 2007 directed the sub-registrar property (East) directed the sub-registrar not to execute lease and other title documents of illegal properties but he failed to implement the same.
They said the sub-registrar had willfully and deliberately committing contempt of the court and pleaded to the court to initiate contempt proceedings against the officer.
During hearing on Friday, the two-judges observed that the court had on December 10, 2014, passed order for framing charge against sub-registrar, Sikandar Ali Qureshi, for violating the earlier orders. Sub-registrar, Sikandar Qureshi, was present with his lawyer, Mohammad Anwar Tariq.
Adjourning hearing till April 2, the bench ordered that the: “Charge will be framed on alleged contemnor for violating the court order on the next date.”
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