LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Wednesday issued notice to Punjab government and others on a petition filed by Bharia Town against extending Lahore development Authority (LDA) jurisdiction.
The single bench comprising Justice Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi was hearing the matter.
Earlier, the petitioner’s counsel arguing before the court submitted that the Punjab government had issued notifications under which the LDA’s jurisdiction was extended to Sheikhupura, Kasur and Nankana Sahib districts and Town municipal officers were required to transfer pending and approved cases of private housing schemes to the LDA.
He pointed said that the petitioner-organization was directed to move fresh application for approval of its D, E and F sectors which were on final approval stage with TMO.
The counsel contended that the step was in violation of the Constitution as it tend to usurp powers of regulatory bodies of towns which were established under Punjab local Government Ordinance 2001.
He further contended that the order could not be applied to projects already approved or under consideration.
He pleaded the court to declare the notifications illegal.
The court after hearing arguments issued notice to Punjab government and LDA and sought reply.