LHC halts conversion of Ishaq Dar’s residence into Panahgah
Statesman Report
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday issued a stay order against the conversion of former finance minister Ishaq Dar’s residence into a shelter home, Geo News reported.
Justice Shahid Bilal Hassan was hearing a petition filed by Tabbasum Dar.
Tabbasum, Ishaq Dar’s wife, in her petition had pleaded that the Punjab government had turned the house into a shelter home illegally and that the Islamabad High Court had already issued a stay order in this regard.
“Punjab government’s move is against the law and constitution. The Punjab government went against the High Court’s order when it converted the house,” the petition stated.
The petition further said that the government was taking political revenge and that the court should declare the Punjab government’s move as null and void.
The court in its order directed the provincial government to submit its response within 10 days and issued a stay order against the conversion of Dar’s house into a shelter home.
The provincial government had confiscated Dar’s Gulberg residence in the light of the orders of an accountability court of Islamabad.
On July 27 last year, the Lahore city district government took possession of 7-H, Hajvery House, Gulberg III belonging to Dar after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) seized all of his movable and immovable assets in connection with a reference.