SC directs Sindh Government to address illegal tenants issue within two months

Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) on Friday, directed Sindh government to effectively address and resolve the issue of illegal tenants in government properties within two months.

Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed on Friday, heard the case regarding illegal tenants occupying government properties and residences.

During the hearing, the court was apprised by Advocate General Sindh (AGS) that a total of 229 government properties are being illegally occupied by tenants.

The process of evicting illegally occupied properties and residences had been facing delays due to COVID-19 crisis, AGS told the court.

The hearing was also attended by Additional Attorney General responding to Islamabads Capital Development Authority’s allegation accusing Islamabad Police of occupying 200 quarters, said that only four official residences in the federal capital were the subject of continuing legal disputes.

The top court has directed all relevant authorities to ensure the eviction of illegal tenants from government properties, giving a two-month deadline to Sindh government to implement the court order.