ISLAMABAD, May 8 (Muzaffargarh.City – 08th May, 2017 ) : The Supreme Court on Monday directed the government departments to vacate 420 kanal urban property of Sardar Koray Khan trust in district Muzaffargarh.
A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan heard the suo moto notice case. Sardar Kauray Khan Jatoi had bequeathed 83,000 kanals of land for the welfare of the people of Muzaffargarh District but the land was being mismanaged by the government departments.
Justice Ejaz Afzal remarked that it was unfortunate that the dispute regarding trust land could not be resolved despite court order. He observed that government departments could not use trust land without buying it.
He remarked that if the government departments did not vacate the land then they should pay land price to the trust. The court also directed to submit report after land gets vacated so that court could issue directions for the proper utilization of trust land.
The court also directed the petitioner to submit his objections against district administration in written form.
During the course of proceedings, the Deputy Commissioner Muzaffargarh appeared before the court and informed that as many as Rs 7.8 million were generated by cultivation of wheat on 470 acre of trust land.
Petitioner Muzaffar Magsi stated that the district administration was not telling truth to the court. He said that administration showed that around 265 ton wheat was produced and show Rs 7.8 million as income.
He said that around 706 ton wheat was produced and its estimated cost was above Rs 20 million. He said that there was 984 acres of trust land but the administration did not mention 561 acre land.
The petitioner also pleaded the court to issue orders for vacation of 80 kanal of Sardar Koray Khan Tomb. The Deputy Commissioner told the court that Judicial Complex, Police, Tehsil Complex, Schools, colleges and play ground was constructed on trust land. Later, hearing of the case was adjourned till June 8.