ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Friday lauded the suo motu action taken by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar against the misuse of public funds and encroachment of public places by influential political figures.

In a tweet on the micro-blogging website twitter, the PTI leader requested Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar to extend its action against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, former president Asif Ali Zardari and other influential figures in power, as according to the PTI leader, they were using tax money and public land for their own personal benefits.

“We welcome CJP's ruling & action on abuse of public funds & usurpation of public spaces. CJP should take notice of this in the case of Sharifs, Zardaris and all those in positions of power using tax payer money and taking over public spaces for personal benefit.”

Earlier on Thursday CJP Mian Saqib Nisar ordered the Lahore Development Authority to restore a public park to its original shape , which earlier was partly encroached to build a carpeted road to facilitate the residence of former finance minister Ishaq Dar.