LAHORE - The Chief Justice Lahore High Court has directed the Ravi Town administration to remove encroachments from Pakistan Cloth Market besides giving time to seven shops owners to remove the debris till Eid-ul-Fitar. The Chief Justice issued this order on a petition filed by Muhammad Sadiq, a resident of locality adjacent to Pakistan Cloth Market, seeking easy access to main road coming from Dehli Gate. Petitioner submitted that the access of the residents to main road has been prohibited due to illegal encroachments by construction of a wall and along with the same seven shops, some 'khokhas and electricity transformers. A report filed by law officer and DCO also confirmed that there were illegal and unauthorised constructions of shops against the sanctioned plan. As many as 36 shops in the centre of the market have been built, the report revealed. Eleven more shops have been built along with the street on the eastern side of the market. The CJ observed that these two sets of shops should not become the dispute between the residents of the area and the committee, therefore, he left their composition or demolition at the discretion of Ravi Town and the committee. However, to the extent of seven shops the owners were given time to remove their shops till Eid-ul-Fitar but if they failed, the shops will be demolished, CJ observed. Wapda authorities were also directed to replace the transformers at proper places to avoid inconvenience to the residents of the locality. The Chief Justice also directed the SSP Operation to give full support to the officials of Ravi Town to do the needful. TMO Ravi Town was directed to give compliance report to additional registrar (judicial) of the high court.