thenews.com.pk 19 Sep, 2020 08:00 am

Islamabad's 'powerful elite' directly responsible for flouting laws

Islamabad's 'powerful elite' directly responsible for flouting laws
IHC notes involvement of state institutions, ministries in real estate business raises 'questions of conflict of interest'

Pakistan Sat, Sep 19, 2020 IHC notes involvement of state institutions, ministries in real estate business raises 'questions of conflict of interest'.Photo: File The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Saturday slammed the government on the increasing crime, abductions and land grabbing activities in the federal capital, observing that ministries and institutions were involved in “illegal real estate business”.It also noted that involvement of state institutions and ministries in real estate business raises “questions of conflict of interest”.IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah issued the remarks in a five-page order relating to the rising crime, disappearances and land grabbing cases in Islamabad.

“Land grabbing crimes are on the rise in Islamabad,” said the IHC chief justice in the verdict, adding that reports were indicating how corruption has been infested into the system.The IHC said that the dismal situation had not been created 'suddenly', laying the responsibility on elected and non-elected governments that have been ruling the country for decades.

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