Loans Waived off Illegally: Supreme Court Issues Notices
Loans Waived off Illegally: Supreme Court Issues Notices: Supreme Court shared notices with 222 persons who had got their bank loans written off illegally.
These loans were waived off for the influential persons, SC took a suo-motu notice and in a hearing the apex court was informed by the additional attorney general that the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) had submitted a summary stating that 222 people had got their loans written off.
Commission Setup To Inquire The Matter
An inquiry will be committed against all those who received the waivers, the law officer told the court further. These people got Rs.84 billion worth of loans written off. The hearing is adjourned until June 8th .
The chief justice on 26th April remarked that the case had been with the apex court since 2007. He said those who had used political connections to get their loans written off will have to pay back the amount.
Suo-Motu Case Hearing Of Banigala Degradation: Illegal Construction
Hearing a suo motu case of encroachments and environmental degradation in Banigala, the chief justice said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan was not the court’s favorite.
Justice Nisar asked State Minister for Capital Administration and Development Division Tariq Fazal Chaudhry as to why he was giving the impression that the court had been taking a soft line with Imran Khan with regard to his Banigala property.
The chief justice warned the minister of action if he did not clarify that it was in fact the government that had permitted Imran to carry out illegal construction in the first place.
Chief justice was informed that the government had not only allowed Imran, also thousands of other residents of the area to build houses.
The chief justice also ordered all those affected by illegal structures around the Korang Nullah to send their cases to the federal ombudsperson. The chief justice remarked that the court will not give any chance to those who constructed illegal structures around the stream.
The chief justice then remarked that there should be no illegal construction in the future, observing that the purpose of the case was to safeguard the Korang Nullah and botanical garden.
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