LAHORE - Punjab government yesterday withdrew its proposed plan of acquiring the land of Supreme Court Lahore registry’s premises for the construction of Orange Line Metro Train project.
The government took this decision in a meeting headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali. Punjab Chief Secretary Khizar Hayat Gondal represented the government. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar was also present there. The meeting reviewed all aspects of the metro train passing by the SC premises. The chief secretary said that there would be no disturbance to judges and lawyers’ movement during the construction of the project’s track outside the SC registry’s building. He added some portion of General Post Office building would, however, be acquired if required. Earlier, the Punjab government had announced to acquire six-foot portion of the registry along Nabha Road before withdrawing the plan. Lahore Development Authority’s Director General Ahad Khan Cheema, Commissioner Lahore Abdullah Sumbal and metro train project engineers were also present on the occasion.