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Citizens express anger at shifting of shelter home to park in front of Ishaq Dar’s house

Citizens express anger at shifting of shelter home to park in front of Ishaq Dar’s house
February 12, 2020
LAHORE (92 News) – The government has shifted the shelter home to a park in front of the house of former finance minister Ishaq Dar. Sixteen beds and a temporary toilet have been made in the temporary containers. Meanwhile, locals have expressed their anger over the shifting of the shelter house to the park. “The park is for women and children. It is not appropriate to live irrelevant people there,” they added. They said that the government had not sought permission from the Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) to set up the shelter home. On February 10, the Lahore High Court (LHC) had issued a stay order against conversion of PML-N leader Ishaq Dar’s house into a shelter home. The order has been issued on the application of Tabbasum Dar. The court also sought a reply from the Punjab government within 10 days. Tabbasum Dar, in the petition, contended that the Punjab government had turned the house into a shelter home illegally. “Moreover, the Punjab government also violated the orders of the Islamabad High Court,” he added. Earlier on Friday, the Punjab government had converted Ishaq Dar’s house in Gulberg into shelter home. On July 27 last year, the Lahore city district government had taken possession of about five-kanal house (7-H, Hajvery House, Gulberg III) belonging to Ishaq Dar after the National Accountability Bureau (LHC) seized his all movable and immovable assets in connection with a corruption reference. Last month, the Punjab government planned auctioning of the house. But it could not do so after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) issued a stay order on a petition of Ishaq Dar’s wife.