LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Wednesday allowed inquiry into alleged irregularities in the lease of land at Model Town Society (MTS) for building Makro store. The court of Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry vacated a stay on the proceedings of an inquiry tribunal, which was probing the alleged irregularities until November 2008 when Justice Hamid Ali Shah had issued stay orders against the inquiry proceedings into the matter. The inquiry tribunal had stopped its proceedings in 2008. The Punjab government constituted an inquiry tribunal under Punjab Tribunal and Enquiries Ordinance 1969 for conducting a probe in irregularities in the lease of MTS land. Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry on Wednesday set aside the stay orders and allowed the inquiry tribunal to start the inquiry proceedings into the irregularities of lease of MTS land. The petitioner counsel told the court that the MTS administration had leased out 63 Kanals land to MAKRO for 33 years against a monthly rent of Rs. 375000 per kanal per annum. As per deal the rent amount was to increase four per cent annually. Justice Ijaz Chaudhry remarked that inquiry proceedings could not stayed in the irregularities. The judge wrote in his order that final results of the inquiry tribunal would be subject to the decision of the petition pending in the Lahore High Court. The court adjourned further proceedings for March 26. The court passed this order on a petition filed by Model Town Society (MTS). The petitioner counsel pleaded that the residents of the society in 2006 moved several petitions in LHC against lease of land for store but these had been dismissed at that time. The petitioner counsel said after change of regime in Punjab in 2008 the PML-N government found no irregularities in the lease deal. The court was told that lease could only be given for one year and decision of 33 years lease was violation of the by laws of the MTS.