Islamabad - The Islamabad High Court yesterday reserved its verdict in a writ petition seeking court’s directions to get the Women Development Complex (WDC) Tarlai, Islamabad, vacated from Punjab Rangers.

A single bench of Islamabad High Court comprising Justice Mohsin Akhar Kayani conducted hearing of the petition moved by Shakeel Ahmed Janjua, a resident of Tarlai area of Islamabad, and reserved his judgment after hearing the arguments of both the sides.

The petitioner moved the court through his counsel Yasir Mehmood Chaudhry and cited the federation through secretary interior, chief commissioner Islamabad, commandant Punjab Rangers at the complex and mayor of Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation as respondents.

He stated in the petition that in the year 1990, the respondent number 2 had established a women development complex in union council Tarlai to provide vocational training in the fields of computer, painting, cooking, beautician, and embroidery to women of rural areas of Islamabad but suddenly the centre was closed.

The petitioner adopted that the respondent number 1 & 2 illegally provided this building to respondent number 3 as accommodation/ resident place by violating the Articles 3, 4 & 5 of the constitution of Pakistan.

Chaudhry Yasir, the counsel for the petitioner informed the court that the petitioner had already submitted applications dated 04.04.2016 to respondents number 1 & 2 for the redressal of his grievance but the respondents did not paid any heed towards it. Therefore, the petitioner has knocked the door of this court.

He contended that due to occupancy of respondent number 3 over the Women Development Complex Tarlai, the women of the rural areas of Islamabad, are deprived of getting the vocational training and their future in the field of computer, paining, embroidery etc. have become bleak.

The counsel argued that it is the responsibility of the respondent number 1, 2 & 4 to accommodate the respondent number 3 (Punjab Rangers) on any suitable and reasonable place other than any vocational or educational institutions as the presence of respondent number 2 is also necessary for maintaining the law and order situation of the federal capital and also for the safety and protection of citizens.

He prayed to the court to direct respondent number 3 to remove its occupation from Women Development Complex, Tarlai, Islamabad and direct to respondents number 1, 2 & 4 to arrange the alternative place for the accommodation of respondent number 3.

The petitioner further requested the court to direct all the respondents to restore the Women Development Complex, Tarlai, Islamabad, in its original form and again initiate the vocational educational courses for women of rural areas of Islamabad.