Military land not being used for defence purposes should be returned to govt: Pak chief justice to Army

Updated: few hours ago

Islamabad, Nov 30 (PTI) The Chief Justice of Pakistan on Tuesday came down heavily on the country’s army for carrying out constructions on state land, saying the law did not allow the land meant for defence purposes to be used for commercial gains and ordered that it must be returned to the government.

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed and comprising Justice Qazi Mohammad Amin Ahmed and Justice Ijazul Ahsan resumed the hearing of a case about the use of cantonment and military land for commercial purposes.

The chief justice was irked that the land meant for defence purposes was being used to build cinemas, petrol pumps, housing societies, shopping malls and marriage halls.