SC orders FIA motion over irregularities in ETPB properties


ISLAMABAD:

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to take motion on the report of the Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) relating to alleged irregularities in property items of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB).

During listening to of the sumo motu case relating to the Kark Hindu Temple, a two-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed, instructed the FIA director basic to submit report with the bench relating to the 7,143 property items of the ETPB inside one month.

The bench ordered the AGP to finish the audit report of the property of the ETPB inside two months. In this regard, the bench directed the ETPB chairman to make sure provision of all file to the AGP. The bench additionally directed the FIA to help the ETPB within the evacuation of its property.

Akram Chaudhry, the lawyer for the ETPB, knowledgeable the bench that his division had submitted the property’s particulars on directives of the bench, including that the belief owned a complete of 48,000 properties, out of which solely three properties had been bought.

The bench was knowledgeable that an audit of the properties was additionally completed up to now on the directives of the apex courtroom. The minority fee stated that within the AGP report irregularities had been present in 7,143 properties value Rs77 billion. It added that the AGP was offered lower than 50% of the file.

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The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh produced the report on the directives of the courtroom, relating to an assault on minority chief Dr Ramesh Kumar. The report stated the police had registered the primary data report (FIR) on the applying of Dr Kumar.

However, Dr Kumar’s opponent, Sajid Mehmood, additionally appeared earlier than the courtroom and adopted the stance that he was a neighbour of Dr Kumar and that Dr Kumar and his guards had harassed him. The Chief Justice noticed that in the event that they had been neighbours, they need to resolve the dispute mutually.

The bench was additional knowledgeable that the Supreme Court took suo motu discover of the case after the Peshawar church assault. The bench heard that the federal and provincial governments had arrange a joint fund of Rs100 million however the quantity had not been distributed amongst injured of the assault.

The courtroom sought particulars of the fund arrange for the victims after the Peshawar church assault. The bench additional heard that the Jain Temple and the Nila Gumbad in Lahore had been in dilapidated situation. Further listening to of the case was adjourned for one month.

(WITH INPUT FROM APP)

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