On Tuesday, the Islamabad High Court overturned the construction of chambers for lawyers at the sports ground in the F-8 area of the capital, declaring them illegal and ordering them to be. Demolished by the concerned authorities.
Tuesday’s verdict was announced by a four-judge bench headed by IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah and comprising Justice Amir Farooq, Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani and Justice Mianul Hassan Aurangzeb.
The High Court, in a written order by Justice Minullah, said that the lawyers and lawyers who had given permission for the construction of the chambers [took] The law is in their hands.
“The facts of this case are disturbing because the conduct of a few registered lawyers has done a great disservice to the entire legal community.”
The court observed that encroachments on the playground began in 2013 and that efforts by the district courts to remove illegal CDA structures were halted due to a ban as well as a restraining order.
Several lawyers encroached on the multipurpose sports ground adjacent to the lower courts in Sector F-8 and set up their own chambers.
The playground is being used by lawyers to build illegal parking lots and chambers. Bricks have also been placed on the ground to limit construction.
The court took note of the fact that the CDA tried to stop the lawyers from encroaching on the playing field and issued eviction orders against them. However, the legal community succeeded in obtaining a restraining order against the notices. That said, the Islamabad Bar Association’s lawyers obtained a restraining order from a senior civil judge, who barred the CDA, UC administration and other respondents from obstructing the construction of temporary chambers on state land. Given
The decision also noted that the federal government would investigate the misconduct of public workers and take action against officials responsible for depriving the public of their constitutionally guaranteed rights.
The court slammed the registered lawyers who had accepted the illegal allotment. He had no legal right to build the chamber on state land.
The IHC also directed the federal government and the Capital Development Authority to take stern action against the wrongdoers if the lawyers fail to do so before March 23.
The court also said that the government would hold a football match between the students at the ground on March 23 to pay tribute to Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the subcontinent’s greatest lawyer and founder of the nation.
In addition, the Islamabad District Bar Association will be able to submit its proposed scheme “Advocates Plots, ie five acres of land allotted separately by the federal government for the use of lawyers” to the CDA for approval.
In particular, earlier this month, the CDA demolished some of the chambers built on the ground, sparking a violent protest by lawyers, who vandalized the IHC building on February 8.
The High Court had been hearing the case filed by a private citizen for some time. In 2018, the Supreme Court also took suo motu notice of the construction of chambers by district court lawyers on the football ground, however, the matter is still pending.
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