The Supreme Court has ordered to clear the green belt of Block 6 in the case of ” Construction of K-Electric Grid Station on the green belt of PECHS Block 6, Karachi”.
Karachi: The Supreme Court, while announcing a major decision regarding the occupation of the green belt, ordered to clear the green belt of PECHS Block 6, Mehmoodabad completely and also to demolish all the houses built there. The court remarked that Electric Private is doing business elsewhere.
A bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed and comprising Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan and Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin Ahmed was hearing a petition filed in the Supreme Court Karachi Registry against K-Electric regarding the construction of grid station on green belt in PECHS.
Addressing the petitioners, Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan remarked, “Your houses are also on the green belt.” Shu’a al-Nabi, counsel for the petitioners, argued that this was not our case. Our case is that society has given a welfare plot to K-Electric.
Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed remarked angrily, “Did you come to court with clean heads?” Even your own homes are on the green belt. The Chief Justice asked who appeared on behalf of PECHS? PECHS has sold all welfare plots of the society.
The court remarked that K-Electric is doing a private business, so it arrange land for the grid station elsewhere. Residents also did not come clean hands so their houses should also be demolished.
The Supreme Court has given a major verdict in the Green Belt possession case. The court also ordered to clear the green belt of Block 6 in two months and demolish all constructed houses on the green belt.
The court also ordered the removal of the K-Electric grid station. The Supreme Court has ordered to restore the park to its original condition on the welfare plot in Block-6.
The court also issued notices to K-Electric, residents and PECSH society and adjourned the hearing till the next session.