The Lahore High Court reserved its verdict in the Murree tragedy case on Saturday as Justice Abdul Aziz heard the case in the high court’s Rawalpindi bench.
The high court reportedly lashed out at the Murree Development Authority for negligence, questioning the role of agencies when the roads of the hill station were blocked and thousands of people were stranded.
During the hearing, the lawyer said that according to the National Engineering Services Pakistan, Rs1.5 billion was acquired for the construction of a parking plaza in Murree. In response, Justice Aziz criticised concerned authorities, questioning where the allocated funds went.
“When the contract for the parking plaza was confirmed and the funds allocated, it was all over. This money does not belong to the rich it belongs to the worker [labourer].”