LAHORE - A sessions court yesterday sought reply from Pakistan Railways police on an application filed by Royal Palm Golf and Country Club’s management seeking registration of an FIR against Railways’ Minister Kh. Saad Rafique.

The management of the club through their counsel filed application under Section 22 A 22 B seeking registration of case against Kh Saad Rafique. The petitioner said that a civil court, on their application, ordered Railways’ authorities not to alienate the petitioner company from the club.

The petitioner said that, however, the railways police on the directions of Kh Saad Rafique and other senior officials of the department raided at the club and forced them to leave the premises of the club. The railways authorities caused them huge loss and did not bother to comply with the orders of the court, said the petitioner. 

He said they had been running the club since 2001 under a valid lease and operation agreement known as the Implementation Agreement July 26, 2001, which was executed between Royal Palm and Pakistan Railways and the unilateral action of railways was in violation of the terms and conditions of this agreement and the law.

He prayed the court to the police to register FIR against Kh Saad Rafique and others for defying court orders and damaging their business at the club. Additional district & sessions judge Sarfraz Akhtar issued notices to Railways police and sought reply by August 2.