Graveyard encroachment: SHC issues notices to district administration, HMC

Bench summons deputy, municipal commissioners

Our Correspondent February 04, 2018

HYDERABAD: In a case of encroachment on a graveyard in Latifabad town of Hyderabad, the Sindh High Court has put the district administration and Hyderabad Municipal Corporation on notice for February 13.

The bench, comprising justices Khadim Hussain M Shaikh and Mehmood A Khan, summoned on Friday Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Saleem Rajput, Municipal Commissioner Shahid Ali Khan and two other officials.

The officials will have to submit relevant records about the land allotted to the Amani Shah graveyard in Latifabad Unit 11 and approvals given for alleged constructions. A petition over the matter was filed by Liaquat Ali Malak in 2013.

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At the hearing, the bench received the inspection report submitted by SHC Additional Registrar Syed Sabit Ali Shah, who was assigned to inspect the site. The registrar apprised the bench that the land of the graveyard has been encroached as reflected in an earlier inspection report of February 19, 2014.

Additional Advocate-General Allah Bachayo Soomro admitted that so far no action has been taken to remove the encroachment following the February, 2014 report. The assistant commissioner of Latifabad and anti-encroachment cell incharge will also have to appear at the next hearing, along with the record.


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