Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Sunday ordered the Anti-Corruption Institution (ACE) to place an finish to the unlawful occupation of land by Khokhar Palace in Lahore.
A two-member bench headed by the highest decide, whereas listening to a Suo Motu case on the Lahore registry on alleged land grabbing by the Khokhar brothers, ordered the ACE to take motion in gentle of a report on the matter submitted at the moment by ACE Director Normal Hussain Asghar and to submit one other report on the matter inside 10 days.
The courtroom had earlier taken discover of a grievance made towards the brothers by an abroad Pakistani who accused the duo of illegally occupying his land and constructing Khokhar Palace there and registered an FIR towards the brothers.
On Dec 25, Afzal was arrested exterior the Lahore registry. He was granted post-arrest bail by a judicial Justice of the Peace at Mannequin City courts the subsequent day.
On December 28, the SC had ordered ACE to finish its investigation towards the Khokhar brothers and to register a case towards all these Income Division officers who had been concerned in permitting consolidation of the land.
Based on the ACE report submitted at the moment, the Khokhars have occupied 40 kanals of state land and paid solely one of many 10 individuals from whom they bought land.
The report added that Khokhar Palace was constructed on joint lands forcibly taken from numerous individuals.
“The Khokhar brothers have obtained bail until your retirement,” Asghar instructed Justice Nisar who is ready to retire on Jan 17.
The chief justice warned that the courtroom would get rid of the Khokhars’ joint lands. “Empty Khokhar palace and pack up your issues,” he thundered. “I can’t let such thuggish conduct happen in Pakistan.”
He instructed that an academic institute is ready up instead of Khokhar Palace just like that being launched at PM Home.
Justice Nisar noticed that the Khokhar brothers appeared to exert and the extraordinary quantity of management within the space. “A fly can’t fly there with out their go-ahead,” he mentioned. “Such individuals have destroyed Pakistan.”
The highest decide mentioned that the ACE ought to register instances and take motion as per the regulation.
In the course of the listening to, the lawyer for the Khokhar brothers mentioned they had been harmless and due to land-grabbing tradition, all allegations had been being positioned on them.
“The land-grabbing tradition was launched by the Khokhar brothers,” the highest decide responded.