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How Gujranwala school becomes Katchi Abadi, SC questions Punjab govt

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ISLAMABAD: A bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday ordered Chief Secretary of Punjab to resolve the issue of encroachment of Gujranwala girls school till tomorrow (Friday).

According to ARY News, a bench of the apex court headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmed, told the provincial chief secretary to resolve the issue or face the consequences.

The government counsel told the bench that the government was ready to provide an alternate peace of land for the school.

Justice Gulzar said that the Government offering a lolly-pop; the school was on the land of trust in the centre of the city, how can a trust property turns into a Katchi Abadi. The Judge remarked that regularization of a trust land is unlawful. The Justice questioned the government what action was taken against the officers involved in an illegal act?

Justice Gulzar also questioned the justification of providing alternate plot for the girls school 13 kilometers away from the actual place. “Why the Katchi Abadi is not being transferred to some other place? the judge asked. How the children will travel 13 kilometers to reach their school, he questioned.

The court later adjourned hearing of the case.

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