No NOC issued to Imran for construction of Bani Gala mansion, SC told

PTI chief's residence was declared illegal by CTD, ICT in 2017


Hasnaat Mailk February 28, 2018
PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: Additional Attorney General (AAG) Nayyar Rizvi submitted a report in the Supreme Court on Wednesday, stating that Imran Khan's no-objection certificate (NOC) for the construction of his Bani Gala residence could not be verified.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief stated that he had obtained an NOC for the construction of his house in Bani Gala. However, Muhammad Umar, who was the secretary of the Union Council of Sohan in 2003 when the document was apparently issued, denied the issuance of any such document.

The court will hear the case tomorrow.

In the last hearing, the apex court had directed the federal government to verify the authenticity of the documents submitted.

SC seeks construction papers of Imran Khan's Bani Gala residence

On February 23, the court had told the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to verify, within a week, records and permissions granted to Imran Khan for building his mansion in Bani Gala.

“Did Imran take permission from related authorities for the construction of his home?” the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar questioned.

In May 2017, the CDA and the ICT administration submitted a two-page report, along with a list of 122 illegal constructions, in response to the apex court’s April 24 order in a suo motu case of municipal lawlessness in Bani Gala, Islamabad.

The PTI chief's bid to rid Bani Gala of encroachments backfired when the Supreme Court was informed that 122 illegal constructions in the area included a portion of Khan’s 300 kanal residence itself.

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