SC rejects petition seeking extension of state land lease

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad

The Supreme Court on Friday rejected an appeal seeking extension of lease of thousands of acres of land under livestock breeding scheme.
A two-member SC bench comprising Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Faisal Arab heard the case and directed the relevant departments to vacate land from wrongful occupiers. During the course of proceedings, Additional Advocate General Punjab Mushtaq Ahmed Mohal said that the Punjab government started a scheme to meet the shortage of livestock breed in 1960. Under this scheme, 50,000 acres of land was leased, he added.