Wednesday, September 28, 2022

SC orders to restore Circular Railway to 1995 in Karachi

SC orders to restore Circular Railway to 1995 in Karachi
KARACHI (92 News) – The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday ordered to restore Circular Karachi to 1995. The federal and provincial government representatives briefed Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed about the project at Karachi Registry. Attorney General Khalid Javed Khan, Advocate General Sindh, chief secretary, Railway secretary, the Karachi commissioner and other high-ranking officers attended the meeting. CJP Gulzar Ahmed ordered to remove all hurdles in the Circular Railway. He also ordered to construct underpasses and flyovers for Green Line and other projects within a year. The court also ordered to continue China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project for Karachi. The CJP remarked that all resources should be utilized for the restoration of the Circular Railway. He also remarked that it is responsibility of the government to rehabilitate the affectees. “How cruel are the people who constructed illegal buildings? I had refused to plead the case of occupants of the railway land during my practice,” the CJP remarked. Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed remarked that all provincial institutions are thieves in Sindh. During the hearing, he said that a building collapsed in Karachi, people died but no one showed any concern. The chief justice said that the prime minister of New Zealand had not slept for a week. “Who is responsible for the deaths of people,” he asked. He also remarked that no company is properly working here, all are thieves. The CJP inquired from Advocate General Sindh Salman Talibuddin about the progress in the Circular Railway project. The advocate general told the court that mass transit plan has been formed and the Green Line Bus and the Orange Line projects have been completed. Justice Gulzar Ahmed responded that if the projects are completed then run the buses. He stressed that Karachi needs compact projects, tall buildings are made here on small plots and all obsolete buses of the country are being used. Salman Talibuddin said action has been taken against all corrupt officers. Justice Sajjad Ali Shah remarked that all the steps that have been taken are fake.