ISLAMABAD, (Muzaffargarh.City – 08th Mar 2017 ) : The Supreme Court Wednesday directed the Punjab government to recover the Korrray Khan Trust land from the land mafia by May 8. Sardar Kauray Khan Jatoi had bequeathed 83,000 kanals of land for the welfare of the people of Muzaffargarh district.
A division bench of the apex court headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan heard the case. During the course of proceedings, Additional Advocate General Punjab Razaq A Mirza appeared before the court and submitted a report regarding trust land.
He said the administration had started operation to reclaim trust land and recovered 542 kanal encroached land and razed 594 houses illegally constructed on trust land in the first phase of operation.
He said the tomb of Sardar Korray Khan would also be renovated. Petitioner Muzaffar Magsi informed the court late Sardar Korray Khan donated his 10,000 acres of land to the state for the welfare of the residents of Muzaffargarh district but the local administration leased land on nominal charges.
He said Korray Khan donated land for the education of the area children 117 years ago but it is unfortunate 117 students could not get an education. He said the local administration also does nothing for the promotion of education in the area.
He pleaded with the court to issue orders for retrieval of leased land. The court directed the Punjab government to recover the Kooray Khan Trust land and submit a detailed report in this connection by May 8.