Supreme Court prohibits land transfer in Karachi

KARACHI: The Supreme Court Karachi registry resumed the hearing of Law and order case in the provincial economic hub here Wednesday.

The apex court today directed the revenue officer to present a report of overall land lease and details of land records torched in the aftermath of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in Karachi within three days.

During the hearing the court ordered an immediate freeze on land leases in Karachi and summoned the record of land transfers in the city.

A five-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, is seized with the hearing of a case pertaining to the implementation of the apex court order in the suo motu case related to law and order situation in Karachi. The other bench members are Justices Khilji Arif Hussain, Sarmad Jalal Osmany, Amir Hani Muslim and Athar Saeed.

The court moreover directed police and Rangers officials to improve coordination in order to establish peace in the city.

Director general Rangers requested the court to allow making a investigation department within the city.

Therefore, the bench directed the Sindh Rangers to open their own police station in the city.