PHA: Construction in park challenged

Petitioner’s counsel submitted that PHA had begun construction even though the law barred structures in parks.


Our Correspondent August 06, 2013

LAHORE:


The Lahore High Court on Tuesday issued the Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) a notice on a petition challenging the construction of a structure in a park in Wafaqi Colony.


The court directed the PHA and other civic authorities to present a report justifying the construction.

Akbar, a resident of the colony, had moved the petition. The petitioner’s counsel submitted that the PHA had begun construction even though the law barred structures in parks.

The counsel said that the city was in dire need of parks to control pollution and the PHA’s action violated fundamental rights. He asked the court to stop the PHA from building in the park and to restore the park to its original form.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 7th, 2013.

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