Military largest land grabber, says Pak courtroom

Lahore, April 29

The Lahore High Court has called Pakistan army the country’s “biggest land grabber” and said its uniform was for the service to the nation and “not to rule as a king”.

Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Mohammad Qasim Khan, while hearing a land grabbing case, said he didn’t want to say anything wrong about the army, but the way it occupied the properties of people was nothing but land grabbing.

He said so while hearing petitions of three citizens seeking an order against the Defence Housing Authority to not disturb their lawful possession of the land they had obtained on lease from the Evacuee Trust Property Board. Regretting that the Army had also grabbed a piece of land owned by the High Court, Justice Khan said that he would instruct the LHC registrar to write to the army chief. — PTI

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