LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday disposed of a petition challenging land acquisition for the Metro Bus System. The petitioner had alleged that perquisites had not been fulfilled, and he had not been given compensation. Zameer Hussain said the government had acquired his 19 marlas property at Qurtaba Chowk, Mozang. He said the government had not issued the required notifications. He said a year and a half had passed and he had not received compensation. The petitioner had asked the court to order the government to issue the notification and pay compensation with 8 per cent compound mark up. The Lahore commissioner told the court that the government had not acquired the petitioner’s land, and that he had already sold the shops that had been constructed on it. Langrial said 19 marlas land, in front of the shops, being used for parking did not belong to the petitioner. Justice Khalid Mahmood Khan disposed of the petition in light of the commissioner’s report.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 15th, 2014.
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