PCB wall: LHC constitutes committee to resolve matter

Instructed to submit reporton September 4.

Our Correspondent August 03, 2012


The Lahore High Court on Friday constituted a committee to resolve the issue of demolition of a security wall around the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) office at Gaddafi Stadium, which was demolished by the Gulberg Town Municipal Authority.

Justice Mazhar Iqbal Sidhu told the committee to submit its report on September 4. He was hearing a contempt petition filed by the cricket board.

On Friday, Amina Munir, the Model Town assistant commissioner, appeared before the court. She said that the board should not face any problems in constructing the wall if it had the city government’s approval to construct it.

A town-planning officer told the court that the town administration had not approved the wall. In reply, the PCB’s counsel said that the administration was deliberately delaying approval.

The judge directed the Model Town AC to look into the matter and take a decision after looking at the proposal submitted by the cricket board.

The petitioner’s counsel had complained that the city district government officials demolished the wall despite a stay order obtained by the board and detained guards deputed there when they tried to stop officials from razing the wall.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 4th, 2012.