LAHORE - The Lahore High Court has issued notice to Attorney General of Pakistan on an appeal filed by NAB Punjab challenging the acquittal of a renowned industrialist Seth Nisar by an accountability court under National Reconciliation Ordinance. NAB took a plea that the accused was not eligible to get any benefit under NRO as he was not a parliamentarian or public servant. Seth Nisar was acquitted in a NAB reference of evading Rs 1.5 billion custom duty on imported steel raw material. According to NAB, Seth Nisar incorporated Irfan Seamless Pipe Company in 1992 to manufacture steel pipes. Later, he got imported a special kind of steel, bearing the specifications of HS 7207-1900, after furnishing a fake report to the customs authorities since no manufacturing of pipes was being carried out at the factory. The NAB alleged that a co-accused Shaukat Ali Bhatti, while being posted as customs collector in Lahore in 1992, was asked by the department to submit a report regarding the permission sought by Seth Nisar to import steel raw material for his bogus company. The accused allegedly prepared a fake report showing miss-statement of facts after which the import was allowed and Rs 1.5 billion customs duty was evaded by the importer. Notice to AGP was issued for July 23. LHC takes suo moto of illegal use of citizens land Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court on Tuesday took suo moto notice of illegal use of citizens land for construction of road along BRB Canal and sought personal appearance of executive director Punjab Highway Works Department and manager of the construction company for Wednesday (today). Abdul Rehman had submitted an application to CJ stating that works department had forcibly used some part of his four acre land for construction of road along BRB Canal leading from Jallo to Ravi Safen. He said he was not paid any kind of compensation either. He filed a case in Lahore High Court in 2007 but the authorities did not comply with courts order. The judge observed that every citizen has legal right to retain ownership of his property and if it is required by government for any public purpose, his right of compensation cannot be denied. But in the instant case, citizen was deprived of his valuable property and he got nothing in reward. Even the department concerned failed to honour LHCs order. Court seeks details of textile mills assets Justice Mian Saqib Nisar of Lahore High Court on Tuesday sought detailed report about immovable and movable assets of Kunjah Textile Mills, owned by PML-Q leader Ch Shujaat Hussain and appointed a lawyer as Local Commission to prepare inventory of the assets. The judge directed the local commission to submit the inventory report within two weeks and also directed the mills administration to facilitate the local commission in completing his task. The judge issued these directions while hearing a petition filed by a consortium of banks seeking an order of dissolution of the mills to recover the loans on which the mills defaulted. Ch Shujaat being Chief Executive Officer of the mills while Shafay Hussain, Umar Virk, Ch Nazir and others as members board of directors were made parties in the petition. The Kunjah Textile Mills was a defaulter of different banks against loan amounting to millions of rupees, petition said.