Hyderabad: According to a recent news report, the Sindh High Court’s Hyderabad circuit bench on Wednesday ordered the secretary of the local government department to expedite the procedure of erecting a boundary wall around 220 acres of graveyard land in Ganjo Takkar, Latifabad taluka, to protect it from encroachers.
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Justices Nadeem Akhtar and Arshad Hussain Khan of a division bench ordered the LG secretary to complete PC-I for the building of the boundary wall within seven days of obtaining it from the Hyderabad Municipal Corporation and submit it to the Sindh chief minister for approval.
The court that released the order in this public interest case expected the chief minister to complete the remaining phase of sanctioning and disbursing funds as soon as possible. The court also served a notice on Sindh’s chief secretary, ordering him to comply with the order by April 20.
The public interest petition’s creator, Shakeel Zai, insisted that the graveyard’s land was still being encroached upon.
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The bench ordered the deputy commissioner and SSP to clear all encroachments from the property within 15 days and to ensure that they did not reappear in the future. The court sent notices to the DIG Hyderabad range and the SSP, demanding assistance in implementing the order.
Abid Shaikh, who spoke on behalf of the Sindh LG secretary, said that funds for the boundary wall could not be given before legal formalities, such as the preparation of PC-I, were completed.
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