LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday expressed annoyance over the non-submission of the original record in the petition filed against the acquisition of more land for extension of Jail Road Signal Free Corridor from Qartaba Chowk to Liberty Chowk Gulberg.
The court summoned director general Lahore Development Authority along with the relevant record on the next date of hearing and remarked that the record has not been submitted in the court for five years.
The petitioner pleaded that land was acquired for the project and it was completed. He pointed out that the Supreme Court had restrained the government from acquiring further land. However, contrary to the apex court’s orders the government was acquiring more land in the name of expansion of the project.
He argued that acquiring more land was a serious violation of the orders of the Supreme Court and requested the court to stop the land acquisition process.
The court remarked that it was not entitled to summon government officials and can only call them when the court orders are not followed.
The court ordered the DG LDA to appear in person at the next hearing along with the record.