KARACHI: Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar on Saturday appeared before the Supreme Court (SC) in illegal encroachments and occupation of land case.
A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Musheer Alam and Justice Muneeb Akhtar heard the case.
During the proceedings, the mayor told the court that Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) had taken action against the illegal encroachments and demolished marriage halls. He also complained of not having proper authority in the city.
The top judge gave task of removing illegal encroachments in Karachi in 15 days to Waseem Akhtar saying, “You should not rely on anyone else as the court has given you the authority.”
Chairmen of relevant departments were also present in the court to record their statements. While Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday visited Malir Jail and expressed resentment over providing facilities to convict Shahrukh Jatoi.
The top judge ordered the jail authorities to shift Jatoi to death cell as death row convict cannot be allowed to move freely among other prisoners. He also summoned report from the inspector general (IG) prisons in this regard. Agencies