Lal Haveli sealed by ETPB Sh Rashid moves LHC against Lal Haveli’s sealing

Sheikh Rashid

The Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Monday sealed Lal Haveli, the residence of Awami Muslim League head Sheikh Rashid.

According to the ETPB sources, six units of Lal Haveli had been sealed. The ETPB also wrote to the authorities concerned for the confirmation of the registry of one of the units of Lal Haveli.

The decision of sealing or not sealing the unit will be made upon the confirmation of the registry by the authorities concerned.

“The state land had been under occupation for a long time,” the ETPB authorities said.

A heavy contingent of Rawalpindi police had been deployed while the building was being sealed. On Saturday last, a civil court in Rawalpindi had rejected Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid’s petition challenging the Lal Haveli’s evacuation orders.

Judge Naveed Akhtar had said that the court could not stop any department from taking action under the law.

Meanwhile Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad on Monday moved an application before the Lahore High Court (LHC) Rawalpindi bench against the sealing of Lal Haveli by the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB).