Khayaban-e-Mujahid and Khayaban-e-Shamsheer To Be Restored To Original Position

Khayaban-e-Mujahid and Khayaban-e-Shamsheer To Be Restored To Original Position

The Sindh High Court has directed the Defence Housing Authority to restore two roads to their original position.

While allowing a petition on 6th December 2012 against conversion of Khayaban-e-Mujahid and Khayaban-e-Shamsheer into a single carriage road, a division bench of the SHC comprising Chief Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Mohammad Shafi Siddiqui ruled that if the changes in the master plan were required for public interest the same might be done in accordance with the law after following the procedure, taking all authorities concerned on board and giving a public hearing to all likely to be affected by such changes.

The conversion was made in glaring violation of the law while the action of the DHA’s governing body to implement such conversion without the consent of its executive board was an act which was not approved by the court, it added.

Earlier, area residents through Advocate Salman Hamid submitted that the conversion had paved way for heavy public and commercial vehicles to switch over to these roads. They maintained that the DHA converted the roads without honouring the mandatory requirements of law and in violation of the master plan. This conversion had not only hurt the privacy of the petitioners, but also the mandatory provision of law, they contended.

However, the counsel for the DHA submitted that the conversion was made in pursuant to a report of M/s Nespak to ease traffic jams at and around Khadda Market.

Source: DAWN

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