Authority restrained to use housing society’s land for cattle market



The Sindh High Court (SHC) has restrained the relevant authorities from utilising 40 acres of the Kutchi Memon Cooperative Housing Society to establish a cattle market for scarification animals in Gulzar-e-Hijri Sector 21-A.

The interim order came on a petition of the housing society against use of its land for the purpose of establishing the cattle market.

The housing society submitted that it had communicated the relevant authority about the damages incurred by it due to the annual sacrificial animal market and asked it to inspect the society’s land and compensate it after evaluating the damages.

A counsel for the petitioner submitted that the respondent did not respond to the petitioner’s request about the compensation for the last several years and now it was again attempting to forcibly use the subject land for the purpose of the cattle market.

The high court was requested to declare that the respondents had not legal authority or right to forcibly hold the cattle market for sacrificial animals on the petitioner’s land and restrain the respondents and their agents from holding the cattle market there or causing any damage to the housing society’s development work in any manner whatsoever.

A division bench of the SHC headed by Justice Syed Hasan Azhar Rizvi after hearing the arguments issued notices to the relevant authority and others and called their comments. In the meantime, the high court restrained the respondents from interfering in the possession of the petitioner’s land.