SHC bench Sukkur has directed the government officials to revive the Lab-e-Mehran Garden in its former shape.
As per the shared details, the Lab-e-Mehran is a popular visiting place in Sukkur on the right bank of the Indus River, adjacent to the Sukkur Barrage.
Justice Aftab Ahmed Gorar directed the officials of the irrigation and revenue departments, who had appeared before the court, to immediately remove the debris from Lab-e-Mehran to revive the park.
“Why the rubble of the demolished buildings after the anti-encroachment operation was not removed from the place,” the court sternly asked the irrigation and revenue officials.
“No person will be permitted to interfere in the court’s matters,” the justice said. “In case of interference not only a minister but chief minister could also be summoned to the court,” the judge warned.
The high court’s Sukkur circuit bench had previously taken up a constitutional petition seeking proper upkeep of Sukkur’s iconic Lansdowne Bridge.
The bench led by Justice Aftab Ahmed Gorar had issued notices to the Pakistan Railways secretary, the Divisional Superintendent Railways, Sukkur, the provincial heritage secretary, and the city’s deputy commissioner to submit their response to the petition by the next hearing.
Advocate Sohail Memon, a resident of Sukkur, moved the petition mentioning the bridge that is constructed over the River Indus and connects Sukkur with Rohri is part of the country’s historical heritage but unfortunately, in shambles at present due to years of neglect.
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