Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday formed a five members bench to review Punjab government’s petition against Lahore High Court’s (LHC) verdict in Orange Line train project case.

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali heard the Punjab government’s appeal on Monday.

On August 19, the LHC had barred the provincial authorities from carrying out construction work within a distance of 200 feet around 11 heritage sites including Shalamar Gardens, Gulabi Bagh Gateway, Chauburji, Buddhu ka Awa, Zebunnisa’s Tomb, Lakshmi Building, General Post Office, Aiwan-e-Auqaf, SC Lahore registry building, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church at Nabha Road and Baba Mauj Darya Bukhari’s Shrine.

The heritage sites are protected under the Punjab Special Premises (Preservation) Ordinance, 1985 and Antiquity Act, 1975.