Last chance to evacuate government houses: SC

The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan, on Wednesday, gave last opportunity to the Ministry of Housing to evacuate government houses and properties.

The two-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed heard the suo motu case regarding the illegal occupation of various government houses and properties.

The SC reprimanded the Ministry of Housing and works over its failure to evacuate government houses that have been illegally occupied.

“The submitted report is based on lies. Government officers have rented out the houses which have been allotted to them. The residences are for government employees, not for public,” remarked the CJP.

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The court also termed Ministry’s report as ‘unsatisfactory’ instructing it to submit a report signed and verified by the secretary.

Furthermore, Justice Gulzar Ahmed directed the Ministry officials to utilize all means necessary along with police assistance to evacuate the illegally occupied properties.

The court then adjourned the hearing for two months warned the officials that they might end up losing their jobs if the issue is not addressed adequately.