LAHORE - The Judicial Tribunal, headed by Lahore High Court Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, has concluded its field tour of the flood affected areas from Mianwali to district Rajanpur in connection with the inquiry into the charges of intentionally breaching embankments during the recent floods by the influential people of the Southern Punjab. During visit to the said districts, the tribunal not only entertained complaints of the affected persons but also recorded statements of irrigation officers in addition to inspecting the broken bunds of the waters from Jinnah Barrage, Chasma Barrage, Taunsa Barrage, Jampur Barrage, and Fakhar flood bund. The tribunal is due to hear versions of the persons including Nespak, Secretary Industries, Chief Strategic Planning Reform Unit, Chief Engineer, Research, Irrigation Research Institute, Chief Engineer, Development Zone, Irrigation and Power Department, Chief Engineer, Planning and Review Zone, Chairman P&D Department, Chief Water, Planning Commission, Government of Pakistan, and others. Reply sought from DG LDA Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehamn of the Lahore High Court Wednesday sought a detailed report from the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Director General on a petition, which has challenged awards of Lahore beautification contracts allegedly to unregistered companies as political favour. The petition was filed by advocate Mian Javed Iqbal Arain submitting that contracts of beatification plan of the City was awarded to M/s Al-Imam Enterprises despite the fact that the LDA was fully competent and capable for the job having all infrastructure and technical expertise. Further date of hearing of case will be decided by the office of the LHC after the report is received. The petitioner alleged that the contracts in question by the LDA had been awarded at the behest of Punjab Chief Minister in violation of the Punjab Procurement Rules 2009, and all other rules and regulations. Hence, he also seeks disqualification of CM Shahbaz Sharif levelling charges of breach of public trust and causing huge loss to public exchequer by giving contracts to unregistered companies. The company had been asked to devise plans for the beautification of Shalimar interchange and underpasses, CBD Gulberg area, park and ride plaza, rail transit line, detail urban design works for interim policy for 58 notified roads of Lahore within the jurisdiction of the LDA and landscaping of green belt alongside UBD Canal, Shalimar underpasses, Lahore. The petitioner stated that the said company was doing nothing for the so-called planning/study except being paid for what already was accomplished by government departments concerned. He further said that Project Management Units established by LDA DG for so-called supervision and check of the work being done or to be done and for other purposes were absolutely without authority and competence. The members of these units were being paid from the public funds and that also illegally, he added.